How many lets can I serve

Table Tennis Rules

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Kathleen Higgins

Kathleen Higgins Asked 13 years ago


Is there a limit to the lets on serve? Is it like tennis when the second one is a fault?

Thanks Kathleen

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 13 years ago

Hi Kathleen,

You cannot get faulted for serving a let. There is no limit on the number of lets. This is actually the same in tennis. However with tennis you have to serve two faults in a row before you lose a point. In Table Tennis if you serve a fault you lose the point. I hope this clears things up for you.

We actually cover this in our lesson on the Table Tennis Rules Overview.


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Raul Ortega

Raul Ortega Posted 1 year ago

Sorry but I still need some clarity due to the wording. In table tennis, I can hit the net during a serve and have it go over ("let") an unlimited number of times consecutively without losing a point?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

Yes that is right Raul.

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