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Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 4 years ago

Amer Aboudaoud

Amer Aboudaoud Asked 4 years ago

Hi Alois,

Good day.

Before the start of the game in a tournament, one player bows down and lowers his hands below the table waiting the reply from his opponent to start up.

Please explain this case by video if available.



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Amer,

The player with the ball puts it in one hand and gets their opponent to try and choose which hand the ball is in.  If your opponent chooses the correct hand they have the choice of serve, receive or which end to start from.

This is a convenient way of doing the toss before a match.  You can also toss a coin if you have one available.

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Amer Aboudaoud

Amer Aboudaoud Posted 4 years ago

Great. Thanks Alois

francisco carlos

francisco carlos Posted 4 years ago


Hello coach, I'm Brazilian and would like to know a better way to buy table tennis supplies with you.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Hi Francisco,

We don't deal with much equipment just some bats that we feel are good for players to develop with.  There are a lot of suppliers on the internet.  What do you use at the moment?

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