Expedite and a Let

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 4 years ago

Hoàng Trọng Tấn Hoàng

Hoàng Trọng Tấn Hoàng Asked 4 years ago

On wikipedia, they say about "Scoring":" As a receiver under the expedite system, completing 13 returns in a rally" and "Let":" A let is also called foul service, if the ball hits the server's side of the table, if the ball does not pass further than the edge and if the ball hits the table edge and hits the net." Can you explain it for me please?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Hoang,

In the Rules Handbook it says in regards to a Let, that:

 Play may be interrupted to introduce the expedite system


 The Expedite rule says that:


Except as provided in 2.15.2, the expedite system shall come into operation after 10 minutes’ play in a game or at any time when requested by both players or pairs.

The expedite system shall not be introduced in a game if at least 18 points have been scored.

If the ball is in play when the time limit is reached and the expedite system is due to come into operation, play shall be interrupted by the umpire and shall resume with service by the player who served in the rally that was interrupted; if the ball is not in play when the expedite system comes into operation, play shall resume with service by the player who received in the immediately preceding rally.

Thereafter, each player shall serve for 1 point in turn until the end of the game, and if the receiving player or pair makes 13 correct returns in a rally the receiver shall score a point.

Introduction of the expedite system shall not alter the order of serving and receiving in the match, as defined in 2.13.6.

Once introduced, the expedite system shall remain in operation until the end of the match. 


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