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Hello sir, I want to ask what happens if the ball touches the playing hand or forearm, game continues or we lose point immediately ? Second, what if the playing hand touches the table while game play ? It will be a great help if you can mention the ITTF rulebook rule number for these issues.
If the ball touches the playing hand and goes back on it is a good shot. Up to the wrist is considered part of the bat. Therefore if it hits the forearm it is a point against you.
2.5.7 A player strikes the ball if he or she touches it in play with his or her racket, held in the hand, or with his or her racket hand below the wrist.
The only thing that isn't allowed to touch the table is your non playing hand. Therefore if the playing hand touches the table that is OK.
2.10.1 Unless the rally is a let, a player shall score a point
22.214.171.124 if an opponent's free hand touches the playing surface
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