Serving turns in doubles

Table Tennis Rules

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Johan B

Johan B Asked 3 years ago

Hey super coach!

Could you please clarify the doubles rules?

I've understood that you serve against different players every set.

What determines who serves first in the sets after the first one?

Do you change the serving order when a team reaches points in the final possible set?

Thanks!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Johan,

You do serve to different players each game.

In Game 1 if Player A is serving to Player X, in Game 2 Player X would serve to Player A.

In the 2nd game the team that is due to serve first can decide who is serving first.  Then the appropriate person needs to receive. In the final game of a match when one pair each 5 points, the receiving team changes receivers.

It can be a bit tricky but hope this clears it up for you.


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Johan B

Johan B Posted 3 years ago

Thank you!

In the last game, you change both receivers and sides?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Yes you change sides as well.


Johan B

Johan B Posted 3 years ago

Thanks again! That should cover it!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Good one.  It can be tricky.



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