Communication between doubles partners

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 9 years ago

Walt Rayta

Walt Rayta Asked 9 years ago

Hello Alois.  Is it ok for the server to show their doubles partner signals under the table before they serve in order to communicate spin and/or direction?  Additionally, if their partner "says ok" right before the serve is that considered a distraction for play or not a problem? Thanks, Walt Rayta. 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Walt,

A lot of doubles pairs will signal to each other the serve they are going to do.  If the partner says OK before the point that would also be OK.

The pair isn't allowed to take too long to make the signal because that would be holding up the play but in most cases it takes one or two seconds only.

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