Can my racket touch the table?

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 12 years ago

nishanth g

nishanth g Asked 12 years ago

If the racket touches the table during the play is there a point?

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 12 years ago

Hi Nishanth,

Your racket is allowed to touch the table during a point (as long as it doesn't move the table). It is even OK for your elbow to touch the table. You can't place your non-playing hand on the table however. If you do that you lose the point.

We cover this in our video lesson on the rules.

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