The referee is required to be present at the venue throughout a tournament and is required to uphold the rules. During a table tennis match, an umpire is appointed to decide on the result of each point or rally. The umpire is required to use their judgement when applying the laws and regulations of the ITTF.
Correspondingly, how many officials are there in table tennis?
Officials in Table Tennis are divided into two categories Umpires and Referees. Umpires control a match, whilst Referees control a tournament.
Also know, what are the basic skills of table tennis?
The Four Basic Table Tennis Strokes
- Forehand drive.
- Backhand drive.
- Backhand push.
- Forehand push.
What is block in table tennis?
The block shot is a defensive stroke that allows a player to use the speed of their opponent’s shot against them. It needs to be completed straight after the bounce to ensure that the player maintains control of the ball.
The ball must first bounce on your side and then in your opponents. Your opponent must allow the ball to hit their side of the table before trying to return this. The ball must pass cleanly over the net – if it ‘clips’ the net and goes over, it is a ‘let’ and the serve is retaken.
The score begins at 0-0, and the server will serve first. Each player gets to serve for two points in a row, and then the other player has to serve. The server must serve the ball so that it touches his side of the table once, then bounces over or around the net, and then touches his opponent’s side of the table.
The serve must bounce in the server’s right court, and receiver’s right court (NOTE: landing on center line is fair). Doubles partners switch places after their team serves twice.