Legal serve

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 7 years ago

Vijay Madge

Vijay Madge Asked 7 years ago

Dear Alois could you please tell me whether a serve is legal if the sever's hand/s is or comes over the table while serving. This I have often seen happening especially in high toss/pendulum services.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Vijay,

The ball is not allowed to go over the end line during the service until it is hit. So it is more about the ball rather than the hand.

Hope this makes sense.


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Vijay Madge

Vijay Madge Posted 7 years ago

of course it does make sense. The point was a ticklish one and your answer has told me as to where to look for the legality of the serve. Thank you very much. Now I will be watching both me and others more closely.



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