Rules of a double hit

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Supun Gamage

Supun Gamage Asked 2 weeks ago

When you are serving or returning a ball if the ball hits both your bat and the hand or vice versa and lands on opponents side is it legal? And what if it only hits your hand or fingers? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 weeks ago

Hi Supun,

It is legal to hit the ball twice as long as it is unintentional.  If it hits your bat and your hand that is still a good shot and the point is continued.

Up to the wrist is considered part of the bat.  Therefore, even if the ball only hits your hand or finger and goes on it is considered a good shot.


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Supun Gamage

Supun Gamage Posted 2 weeks ago

so the unintentional double hit only accounts up to wrist right ? other areas like your shirt or chest is illegal ?  


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 weeks ago

That is right Supun.


D K

D K Posted 2 weeks ago

Now the point is what is "unintantional"


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 weeks ago

You don't mean to do it.


D K

D K Posted 1 week ago

I know,but how can you prove you did not mean it



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