Winning a Set of Table Tennis: What You Need to Know

Table
tennis is an exciting sport that requires intense speed and precision. It has
been a fixture in the Summer Olympics since 1988 and is played on a
rectangular wooden table measuring 2.74 x 153 meters. The goal of the game is
to hit the ball in such a way that the opponent doesn’t make contact with it,
which gives the player a point. A game is won by being the first player to
earn 11 points and be at least 2 points ahead of their opponent.

If both players have earned 10 points, the first player to
gain a 2-point advantage wins the game. A match is the best of 5 games.When
playing table tennis, the server and partner have to alternate while trying
to push the ball to the opponent’s side of the table. The player slides the
bottom of the paddle, while holding it at a 45-degree angle, over the ball to
push it forward. After each game, the service rotation changes so that
players receive from the server that they did not receive in the previous
game.According to official rules, if the ball touches a player’s body
anywhere else during a ping pong rally, they cannot touch
it with their hand other than a paddle for any reason.

If
their opponent’s blow goes over their side of the table without touching it
and hits any part of them or their shovel, that’s still their point. However,
if the ball hits the net and doesn’t bounce off their opponent’s half, or
hits it above the net and out of bounds without coming into contact with the
table, their opponent gets a point.In order to win a set of table tennis, one
player must win 11 points and be at least two points ahead of their opponent.
Usually, one game is the best of three out of five games. The winner has the
option of serving the ball first, receiving it, or choosing which side of the
table they want to play on.

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Standing on the square of the
table, they hold the paddle with their face open and return the ball using
the side of the paddle that faces the table.Table tennis is an exciting sport
that requires skill and strategy. Knowing these official rules will help you
keep things in order and ensure you have an enjoyable experience playing this
sport.