Fault to throw the ball up and not hit it

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 3 years ago

Tim Challener

Tim Challener Asked 3 years ago

When serving is it a fault to throw the ball up and not hit the ball on the way down? i.e. choose not to make a stroke

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Tim,

That is a fault and the other player's point.  As soon as you throw the ball up it is definitely in play and you need to make a good serve.

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