Changing hands

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 10 years ago


Oliver Asked 10 years ago

I saw Timo Boll vs Chen Qi and Timo Boll changed hands. According to ITTF rules (or how I comprehend it), the free hand is set before a match. Is this legal?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Oliver,

You are allowed to change hands during a rally.  The free hand isn't necessarily set before the game.

It is done a little bit at the top level but not very often at all. 

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