Backspin serve bounces back over the net

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 11 years ago

Garvin Yim

Garvin Yim Asked 11 years ago

Hello, I was just wondering, say if you made a fully legitimate serve with a lot of backspin and it hit the opponent's side of the table, then due to the backspin it bounced back over the net without the opponent touching it... who's point would that be or would play resume with the server hitting it again? Many Thanks, Garv

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 11 years ago

If this happens then the server wins the point. The reason this does not occur very often in matches, is that to serve the ball like this you need to serve it really slowly and with quite a high bounce. This would give the receiver to much time to step around the side of the table and hit the ball for an easy winner.

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