Change of ends

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 8 years ago

Sourav Mehra

Sourav Mehra Asked 10 years ago

I have seen many matches in which players change there side during a set. Why is it so? I have given a link below. At 9:09 they change their side.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Sourav,

You will notice in this clip that it is the deciding 7th set. 

When the first player reaches 5 in the deciding set the players change ends.  It is only in the deciding set though. 

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Kevin Z

Kevin Z Posted 8 years ago

I don't like this rule, I don't see the benefit of it

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Kevin,

Sometimes players feel there is an advantage at one end so this evens things up.

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