Official Rules of Table Tennis
- GAMES ARE PLAYED TO 11 POINTS. …
- ALTERNATE SERVES EVERY TWO POINTS. …
- TOSS THE BALL STRAIGHT UP WHEN SERVING. …
- THE SERVE CAN LAND ANYWHERE IN SINGLES. …
- DOUBLES SERVES MUST GO RIGHT COURT TO RIGHT COURT. …
- A SERVE THAT TOUCHES THE NET ON THE WAY OVER IS A “LET” …
- ALTERNATE HITTING IN A DOUBLES RALLY.
Also, what are the basic table tennis rules?
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.
Also to know is, what is regulation table tennis?
Table tennis tables measure 9′ | 2.74 m long by 5′ | 1.525 m in wide. The playing surface of a ping-pong table must be set at a height of 2.5′ | 76 cm and is equipped with a center net that is 6” | 15.25 cm high and stretches 6” | 15.25 cm beyond the width of the table.
What makes a foul in table tennis?
If the player attempts to return the ball before it bounces, a foul is called. In singles competition, while the service rule allows the server to serve to any part of the table on the opposite end, in doubles, the service has to travel diagonally across the table.
The four basic table tennis shots: Forehand Drive. Backhand Drive. Forehand Push.
A match is played best 3 of 5 games. For each game, the first player to reach 11 points wins that game, however a game must be won by at least a two point margin. A point is scored after each ball is put into play. The edges of the table are part of the legal table surface, but not the sides.
You see, in order to run a high-level table tennis event successfully, you’ll need referees, deputy and/or assistant referees, competition managers, umpires, assistant umpires, timekeepers, stroke counters, racket testers, technical officers and jury members.
3) Match: a match is usually the winner of best of 3 or 5 sets. In a best of three match, the first player to win 2 sets wins the match. In a best of 5 match, the first player to win 3 sets is the winner of the match.
The simple answer is that there’s no limit on the number of times you can replay the service when it has hit the net. Rule 2.09 states that it shall be a let “if in service the ball touches the net assembly, provided the service is otherwise correct or the ball is obstructed by the receiver or his or her partner”.