Receiver moving before serve

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 5 years ago

Anthony Capasso

Anthony Capasso Asked 5 years ago

Hi guys, 

When receiving serve, my opponent says that I can not move to step around or anything until the ball has left the racket. Is this true? Thanks.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Anthony,

No this isn’t true.  There is no rule about this.  In fact you will notice that a lot of the top players have moved a great deal before the server has actually hit the ball.


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