Hitting Your Bat on the Full

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 7 years ago

Vijay Madge

Vijay Madge Asked 7 years ago

In some quarters, if the opponent misses the table but still manages to hit your bat straight he gets the point. Is there any rule to this effect?


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 7 years ago

Hi Vijay,

There is a rule regarding this. If the ball has already passed the end line of the table, then the person who hit the ball out loses the point. It is only if a player has there bat in front of the end line and the ball hits their bat on the full that they lose the point. This was not always the case. It used to be if you hit the ball on the full you lost the point no matter what.

We explain this in our rules video.


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