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It is my understanding that if you hit the ball in the air before it bounces while it is over the playing surface of the table it is your opponent's point. I have also seen shots that start from outside the table and end up coming back to the table (sidespin generally). If someone were to hit the ball while it is going towards the table, but is still not over the surface, whose point is that? I can imagine someone trying to hit the ball before it comes back to the table to get the point.
I understand this would be really unlikely, as most of the time one would be on the wrong side of the table to attempt this, but I thought it was worth asking.
The rule actually says "if the ball passes over his court or beyond his end line without touching his court..."
So if the ball hasn't yet gone over the playing surface then it would be the opponents point.
Hope this clears it up for you.
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