In this way, where should you toss the ball when serving in table tennis?
When serving you have to throw the ball up behind the white end line of the table. You also have to make contact behind the line. You can’t lean forward and hit the ball close to the net. You also can’t start with the ball below the tabletop.
Considering this, are they serving with their head in table tennis?
It is considered as “tricky serve” in table tennis. The server can hide the ball with the head, the arm, and the shoulder. Don’t hide your serve!
Why is table tennis serve so weird?
“Some like to toss it higher some not.” Tossing the ball higher can help a player put more spin on her serve. Gheorghe notes that a well-tossed ball builds velocity on its descent, which can help a player impart more topspin, backspin, or sidespin.
What happens if you hit the ball (whether it’s during a serve or a rally), and once the ball hits the opponent’s side of the table, it bounces back to yours (due to spin, not the opponent hitting the ball)? In this situation, the point would be awarded to you.
The receiver can stand wherever he deems ok. So it is perfectly legal to serve from way outside the sidelines of the table, provided the ball remains behind the end line at the start of the serve. In practice, this is not done very often since it can put the server out of position for the rest of the rally.
The ball must not be hidden from the receiver at any time during the service. This means that hiding the ball with your torso is illegal, and shielding the ball with the free hand or free arm is also illegal. It also means that you cannot put your racket in front of the ball before it struck.
According to the laws of table tennis, a player can win a game of table tennis by scoring 11 points – with one point awarded for every infringement. Every player gets to serve twice in a row.
Therefore, if the ball hits a white line or a top edge of the playing surface it is “in” (good). But if the ball hits a vertical side it is “out” (not good).
1. Hidden serve: Hidden serve is the most common illegal serve in table tennis. The player uses his free arm or his body to hide the contact point.