Stomping in play

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 7 years ago

Varun Chaturvedi

Varun Chaturvedi Asked 7 years ago

Hey Alois I find most of the players stomp their foot while playing.Is it allowed?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Varun,

You are allowed to stomp as long as you are not making noise to deliberately put the other player off.

I don't think it ever gets called by umpires now.  In the past the rule was more strict and you weren't allowed to stomp.  his rule has now changed.


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Varun Chaturvedi

Varun Chaturvedi Posted 7 years ago

Was the rules that much strict in those days?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

They were stricter about the stamping but it was in the days when you could use the same colour on both sides and when more players used anti spin so hearing the sound of the ball hitting the bat was more important to be able to tell which side they were hitting it with.


Varun Chaturvedi

Varun Chaturvedi Posted 7 years ago

How did you know all this?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

I used to play when the foot stamping rule and the same colour on both sides was in.



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