If the ball touches the opponent but not the opponent’s side, whose point is it? Let’s keep things simple and say that you should never, in any situation hit the ball if it hadn’t touched your side of the table first. That is known as valley or “obstruction”, and it’s an illegal shot in table tennis.
Simply so, why are volleys not allowed in table tennis?
A volley is the flight of the ball before it hits the ground or table. So, volleying in table tennis would be hitting the ball back to your opponent before it hits the table in your court. Volleying in this manner is known as obstructing the ball and is considered a penalty.
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What are the 5 rules of table tennis?
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.
The Expedite rule will restrict the length of some games
So, after many refinements to a rule which was first introduced in 1936, the current rule states that games can only last for a maximum of 10 minutes play before the Expedite rule comes into operation, unless at least 18 points have already been scored.
It’s also worth noting that, despite all the subtle changes to this rule, it has never been legal to volley the ball in table tennis like you can when playing tennis. And it has never been legal to “spike” the ball and then play a shot as you can in volleyball either.
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. It’s difficult to see if this was a topspin serve, a no-spin float serve, or a backspin serve. Hidden serve was allowed before but ITTF changed the rule.
The ball must rest on an open hand palm. Then it must be tossed up at least 6 inches and struck so the ball first bounces on the server’s side and then the opponent’s side. If the serve is legal except that it touches the net, it is called a let serve. Let serves are not scored and are reserved.
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.
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.
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