Ball hitting your body

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 1 year ago

bart schrijver

bart schrijver Asked 1 year ago


my question is this. I was playing a match and a returned the ball to my opponent. It hit the table. He then had to take a couple of steps back from the table, in this walking back the ball accidentally hit his body, after which he returned the ball. Is this legal?

thank you.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Bart,

If the ball hits anything except the racket or up to your wrist it is a point against the hitter.

I hope this clears up your query. 

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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 1 year ago

Basically it's your point because the ball hit your opponent's shirt. 

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