During the rally, if the ball touches the edge of the opponent’s table, it’s called the “edge ball”. … If the ball touches the “playing surface”, normally the ball will bounce up. Then it’s the edge ball for you, and you win the point. If the ball hits the corner and bounces up, you win the point!
Besides, what happens if the ball touches the edge in table tennis?
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).
Secondly, why is there a line on a table tennis table?
The playing surface shall be uniformly dark colored and matt, but with a white side line, 2cm wide, along each 2.74m edge and a white end line, 2cm wide, along each 1.525m edge. These lines are referred to as “boundary lines” and therefore any ball landing outside and beyond their limits are “out of bounds“.
Can you touch the table in table tennis?
you may not touch the table with your non-paddle hand. You may touch the ball or the table with your paddle hand (after reaching in to return a short serve, for example), or other parts of your body. NOTE: If the table moves at all from your touching it during a rally, that is your opponent’s point.
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.
N.B. The white centre line has no purpose in singles matches. In addition, if the ball touches the side line or end line in singles or doubles, it’s “in” (good). The vertical sides are NOT part of the playing surface, so whenever the ball hits a vertical side it’s “out” (not good).
Definition: The endline is a line that overlaps the end of each player’s side of the table, and extends indefinitely in both directions.
Playing style: Ping Pong uses sandpaper which provides medium to slow speed and medium spin. Table tennis has a faster pace and a higher amount of spin. Table tennis has an offensive and defensive playing style. Ping Pong can mix both playing-styles in a game.
Let – a serve is called a let when the ball hits the net cord but still lands in the service court. Such a serve is not considered a fault and the server may repeat the service attempt.
Table tennis was banned in the Soviet Union from 1930 to 1950 because the authorities believed the sport was harmful to people’s eyes.