Change of ends

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 10 years ago

Sourav Mehra

Sourav Mehra Asked 10 years ago

I have a question.Why do the players in this match change sides in the 5th set ?Is it because it is the last set?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Sourav,

That is a rule of the game.  IN the last set of a match when the first player reaches 5 points the players change ends.  This is to make sure that both players get the same conditions in case there is something that favours one end. 

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Sourav Mehra

Sourav Mehra Posted 10 years ago

Does this apply for 3 set matches also?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Yes, it applies to the last set of any match.

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