Wiping sweat onto the table.

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 12 years ago

Jay Unknown

Jay Unknown Asked 12 years ago

I see players wiping sweat off their hands onto the surface of the table.

This practice must be legal, but surely there is a limit.

It is hard to believe it is OK to wipe any substance onto the table.

What gives with practice. 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 12 years ago

Hi Jay,

It is a common practice and is normally allowed.  Players normally wipe their hands close to the net where the ball doesn't really bounce. 

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