Expedite counting

Table Tennis Rules

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Keno Haken

Keno Haken Asked 6 years ago

In game 5 of this match, I heard some one counting loud ..... what is it Coach ?? what is expedite rule ??

Expedite Match


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Keno,

Yes this is a game playing under the expedite rule.

The umpire is counting how many shots the receiver has put back on the table.  If they get 12 shots on then they automatically win the point.


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Keno Haken

Keno Haken Posted 6 years ago

I understand, Thank You Coach ,


Viet Dang Xuan

Viet Dang Xuan Posted 6 years ago

I thought 13?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Hi Viet.  You are completely right.  I don’t know why I wrote 12.


Ayesha Noon

Ayesha Noon Posted 6 years ago

 So there's a rule that if the reciever, so the opposite of the server, puts thirteen shots back on the table it's automatically their point in any sort of game?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Take a look at the rule on expedite.

2.15  THE EXPEDITE SYSTEM 
2.15.01  Except as provided in 2.15.2, the expedite system shall come into operation after 10 minutes' play in a game or at any time when requested by both players or pairs. 
2.15.02  The expedite system shall not be introduced in a game if at least 18 points have been scored. 
2.15.03  If the ball is in play when the time limit is reached and the expedite system is due to come into operation, play shall be interrupted by the umpire and shall resume with service by the player who served in the rally that was interrupted; If the ball is not in play when the expedite system comes into operation, play shall resume with service by the player who received in the immediately preceding rally.  
2.15.04  Thereafter, each player shall serve for 1 point in turn until the end of the game, and if the receiving player or pair makes 13 correct returns in a rally the receiver shall score a point. 
2.15.05  Introduction of the expedite system shall not alter the order of serving and receiving in the match, as defined in 2.13.6. 
2.15.06  Once introduced, the expedite system shall remain in operation until the end of the match. 

Ayesha Noon

Ayesha Noon Posted 6 years ago

Can the players decide if they don't want to use the expedite system?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

No they can’t.


Ayesha Noon

Ayesha Noon Posted 6 years ago

And also when it is saying 18 points does it mean one persons points or the sum of both players points?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

It is the sum of both player’s points.


Ayesha Noon

Ayesha Noon Posted 6 years ago

Thanks. Now I know the expedite system.



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