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Evening guys. When I watch table tennis on TV, if the ball hits say a finger on the racket hand that player will lose the point. Ever since joining my club if the ball hits the racket hand accidently but is returned play continues. I do occasionally say the pros don't count hitting the hand but no one seems to care. All seems strange to me. I look forward to what you guys have to say.
You do a great job keep it up!!
This rule has changed recently.
Now the rule is that if the ball hits the hand or finger accidentally then it is still a good hit.
Previously if it hit the finger and the bat it was considered a double hit.
This has made things easier because as you said some players would admit to the double hit and others would not. It was therefore not a level playing field.
I think the new rule makes things easier.
I hope this clears things up. Thanks for the kind words about our work.
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