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Hello Alois and Jeff,
I wonder how my idea would work in terms of raising attractivity of table tennis.
I watched recently some old games and what was interessting, the players seem to serve way earlier. They dont wait ages like today. Also very annoying to me all this handwiping on table, clearly 90% of times not the wet hand is the issue... Im also not a fan of the habitat of loudly celebrating every point, like in case of Harimoto, but its just my opinion.I think, for a newbe to table tennis its not atractive at all and quite annoying. It reminds of issues like tourette syndrom.
With a change of one unwritten rule the game could get much more attractive and wouldnt take ages.
The idea is allowing the server, no matter what, to serve, even when the opponent is not ready. The reciever has to manage himself get in time to the ready position.
Actually Jan Ove Waldner would, back in the days, shorten the time between serves sometimes to mess up the timing of the opponent quite succesfully.
A bit softer version of my proposition involves for example 3 small brake offs player could take per game. it would be indicated as usual today with raised hand.
Also a Video check opportunity say 3 times per game again, for example for a uncorrect serve the reciever could ask for. I imagine some serves made in hurry being quite incorrect.
I think you have some good ideas there.
Some of it would only apply for International matches where they have video available.
At the moment players can take 1 Time Out of 1 minute. Would you think 3 shorter breaks would be better?
What does everyone else think?
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