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I understand that typically placing ones free hand on the table is an automatic loss of point. However, if placing of the free hand occurs immediately after hitting a winner is it still a loss of point? For example the free hand is placed on the table after hitting a winner to regain balance. My playing partner and I have different opinions. I say it's a loss of point and he says if the person does not move the table and the free hand isn't placed on the table until after hitting the winner the point counts for the person hitting the ball. Who is correct?
It depends on when the point is considered to be over. If your hand touches the table before the end of the point then it is a point against you.
The point is over when the ball hits something else such as the ground or the other person or bounces twice.
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