How High Must I Throw The Ball When Serving?

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 8 years ago

Brad Price

Brad Price Asked 8 years ago

I know that you have to throw the ball up when serving, is there a minimum height requirment that you have to throw the ball up? People are saying that my serves are illegal because i throw them too low.


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 8 years ago

Hi Brad,

You need to throw the ball up at least 16cm (approximately 6 inches or the height of the net). 


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Julio Torres

Julio Torres Posted 8 years ago

If you throw the ball higher, your serve is going to be more spinny...


Brad Price

Brad Price Posted 8 years ago

Thanks Julio for that extra tip and of course thanks Alois for the reply.


Brad Price

Brad Price Posted 8 years ago

Jeff*  crap sorry i forgot to read the name DX im so used to Alois replying to questions


Brad Price

Brad Price Posted 8 years ago

I feel terrible now lol this always happens don't take it personally.



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