About Ross Leidy

I've been a lifelong woodworker and have enjoyed applying that experience to the creation of unique table tennis blades. While I built my first primitive blade when I was in high school, I mark my true start in blade building when a friend expressed his dissatisfaction with the quality of a custom blade that he had commissioned. After examining the blade, I offered to try my hand at building one for him. The first one that I built for him was a little rough, but it showed promise. That initial experience quickly led to more and more blades, and the opportunity to experiment with various wood veneers, cores, adhesives, and construction techniques. Each blade was a self-contained learning experience, and I began to get a sense for what worked and what didn't. I continue to treat each new blade as an opportunity to learn just a little bit more about the mysterious art of table tennis blade design.