Is foot shot legal

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 4 years ago

Siddharth Shah

Siddharth Shah Asked 5 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

I've recently seen your video about amazing tricks where you played holding a shoe. This reminded me of a video of Zhang jike where he returned ball with his shoe (worn shoe).  If you are unaware then you'll find it on YouTube. Is that legal? And how can I perform it, if you can help me with video or conversation then I'll be obliged, thanks.

Regards,

Siddharth


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Siddharth,

This isn’t legal.  Just a party trick.  You have to use your bat or up to your wrist to hit the ball back, shoes are out.


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Siddharth Shah

Siddharth Shah Posted 5 years ago

Hi Alois,

Yes,I was in dilemma about holding the shoe but what about worn shoe? Zhang jike performed the foot shot which was worn. However he lifted his leg upon the table and returned the ball. Is that peculiar thing legal?

Regards,

Siddharth


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Siddharth,

This is not legal either.


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

But it is funny :D


Joe Bailey

Joe Bailey Posted 4 years ago

What if he had Tenergy 64s glued to his feet? 


Josef Novy

Josef Novy Posted 4 years ago

Only if he had wooden leg (At least 85% of the blade's thickness must be of natural wood....) 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

wink



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