missing the ball on a serve

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 12 years ago

Kent Unknown

Kent Unknown Asked 12 years ago


When you attempt to serve the ball, toss it up in the air, and then miss it entirely so that the ball falls to the floor without hitting the paddle or the table - is that a lost point or just a re serve?



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 12 years ago

Hi Kent,

Thanks for your query.  

This is a point to the receiver.  The ball is in play as soon as it leaves your hand.

For other rules queries take a look at our lesson on the Rules of Table Tennis.  There is also a Table Tennis Rules Brochure that you can download and keep with you.

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