The Rules Of Table Tennis
The rules of table tennis are very imperative to know before attempting a match with someone. These rules are very straight forward and only altered according to the skills of the player. Table tennis can be very fun and its often referred to as a calming sport. The list of rules below will prepare you for an all around game of table tennis.
- Discuss whether or not the game is going to be played with singles or doubles. Each individual should pick a side to begin on with their paddles in hand. The paddle should have a red and black side and the ball should be orange or white measuring at 40 mm in size. The table is to be in a rectangular shape and placed between two opponents.
- Winning three out of five wins the entire game of table tennis, and switches off to play with the person who has won previously to them. Once a player reaches eleven points the game has been won and they may advance to the next round.
- A point is scored each time the ball is put into play whether or not the server scored or not. If the opponent who did not serve receives a point they do not pass the serve again until that match has ended.
- Each player serves two points in a row before the next player can serve again. This gives the server a chance to master their serve and to regain another point before the next opponent can score.
- If the score is ever tied 10-10 each server serves only one point instead of waiting till two. The gives each opponent the right to serve for the breaking point of the tennis game.
- Every time that a person scores five points on the board they must switch places with the opposite player. This is a mind adjustment so the players don't get comfortable in their positions but focus more on the skill of their game.
- If the ball is properly served but touches the net this is called a left serve, and the person who served the left serve must re-do the serve. There is no limit to how many left serves you can have, you serve until you can get it right.