Changing the bat between hands

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 9 years ago

Ali Zarei

Ali Zarei Asked 9 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff , can we change the bat between our hands during a rally? I mean I can't reach a ball and I'm right handed can I play a shot with my left hand? Thanks.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Ali,

Yes this is perfectly good.  You aren't allowed to have two bats though.

You will see some of the top players changing hands at times.  Timo Boll has done this a few times when he is caught with the ball wide on his backhand side.

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Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

For sure, you must train with both of your hands if not, i prefer to move faster and use one of your hand that you've mastered because it took a long time to practice with the other hand rather than with the other grip

Ali Zarei

Ali Zarei Posted 9 years ago

Thanks Alois that really helped. Good responsability. You answer all questions.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

No problems Ali.

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