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Hey this is Jordan,
I was wondering if a players is ever allowed to throw his racket in order to reach the ball, and thus, knock it over the net. Another related question is if he or she is allowed to actually hit the ball with his playing hand, whether the racket is in his hand or not. I've been trying to read the rules and it's very confusing.
I appreciate it that you take the time to answer all of our questions.
You do have to have the bat in your hand when it hits the ball. So if you throw it and the bat hits the ball it is the other players point.
Up to your wrist is considered part of your bat, so if the bat is in your hand and you hit it cleanly it is a good hit. You will find though that most of the time when you do this the ball will hit your hand twice or it will hit both your hand and you bat which is a double hit.
You and not allowed to hit the ball with your hand if the bat is not in it.
Hope this has cleared it up.
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