Definition: In table tennis, a twiddle (or twiddling) is the turning of the racket in a player’s hand, so that the rubbers are the other way around. For shakehanders, this means that the forehand rubber is now the backhand rubber, and vice versa. For penholders, this means that the rubber on the front of the bat is now at the back, and vice versa.
Twiddling is used mainly by players who have rubbers that are quite different on both sides of the bat (a combination bat), in order to make it harder for the opponent to tell which rubber has hit the ball, hopefully causing the opponent to make more mistakes.
Also Known As: flip