Equipment

Hock Rackets

Hock Classic Rackets

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any of the great American players of the Classic Era played with Hock rackets. Bernie Hock, the designer and manufacturer of the blades, was known as a true craftsman. After Bernie's death, Don Varian bought the Hock business and with it the large stock of blade blanks, plywood and other material, all of it in still excellent condition. For several years Don continued to sell blades under the Hock name. But because of other obligations, Don's Hock business is currently hibernating.

There is a limited supply of Hock blades still for sale at table tennis suppliers. Interested buyers may want to check with Paddle Palace or email Table Tennis International (no website).

Marty Reisman also has a small stock of blanks he bought from Bernie Hock. He assembles them on special order and sells them under the Reisman label (see him at a tournament).