Modification on rule of giving advice

Table Tennis Rules

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Rene van der Kleij

Rene van der Kleij Asked 3 years ago

Regarding the new rule (see below), as from 1st October advice may be given between rallies, is that the correct interpretation?

3.5.1.3 Players may receive advice only during the intervals between games or during other authorised suspension of play, and not between the end of practice and the start of a match; if any authorised person gives advice at other times the umpire shall hold up a yellow card to warn him or her that any further such offence will result in his or her dismissal from the playing area (in effect until 30th September 2016).

Players may receive advice at any time except during rallies and between the end of practice and the start of a match; if any authorised person gives advice illegally the umpire shall hold up a yellow card to warn him or her that any further such offence will result in his or her dismissal from the playing area (in effect as of 1st October 2016).


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Rene,

That is the correct interpretation.  It is an interesting change to the rules.  I haven't experienced it as yet but at first glance don't like the concept.


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Jonas Falter

Jonas Falter Posted 3 years ago

I think advice should be scrapped altogether from singles games. If you're struggling against an aspect of a player's game then that is your problem, not your coaches. 

Imagine a junior chess tournament where coaches offered advice after every move. I think the same applies to table tennis. 


Gavin Price

Gavin Price Posted 3 years ago

I have yet to speak to anyone who thinks this rule change is a positive step.

I see it only as a potential source of conflict between players and coaches especially at junior level.

Any whilst we are on the subject of coaches I would ban them from the continuous clapping that some persist on doing between points. It becomes very tedious and annoying. Personally it drives me mad ad often seems to be a contest between coaches as to who can clap for the longest.

I stand to be corrected but from a players point of view as it is every present don't you just tune out to it,and therefore it serves no purpose.

 



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