Table tennis tables have become gradually popular in family homes, youth clubs, sports clubs, schools, and many other places. 

A point is won by a player when the opponent cannot hit the ball with a racket terminated the net and onto the other side of the table. A game is won by the first player to win 11 points, and be at least 2 points ahead of his or her opponent. Fans from around the world can purchase Olympic Table Tennis Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

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Important Tokyo 2020 Olympic Rules and Laws for Table Tennis

The server must serve the ball so that it touches his side of the table once, then bounces over or about the net, and then touches his challenger’s side of the table. A serve that touches the net assembly on the way, but still touches his side first and then the challenger’s side on the second bounce, is called a let serve and must be replayed.

The Racket

It is necessary that one side of the racket blade must be black, and bright red on the other. This is so a player opponent can swiftly and easily tell which side of the bat has been used.

Service Rules

The purpose of the service rules is to give the receiver the ability to see the ball at all times in order to have a fair chance of reading the spin put on the ball by the server. In order to make this happen, there are several rules that are imposed during the serve.

Important Tokyo 2020 Olympic Rules and Laws for Table Tennis

The ball must always be visible to the receiver during the service, it must never be hidden. The ball must always be behind the end line of the table, and the upper level of the playing surface. The ball must be thrown up near upright at least 16cm and must be hit on the way down, not the way up.

If the umpire is undecided whether a service is legal, he may notify the player. If any more of the player’s serves are of uncertain legality, the umpire will fault the player and award the point to his opponent. If a service is clearly illegal, the umpire will fault the player and give the point to his opponent.

Obstructing the Ball

An obstruction only takes place if a player touches the ball, when the ball is above the playing surface, or traveling towards the playing surface, and has not yet touched his side of the court.  It is not due to the obstruction that ball has passed over the end line and has passed over the sideline going away from the table, or is moving away from the playing surface.

Hitting the Ball

It is permitted to hit the ball with the fingers of your hand that is holding the racket, or even the racket hand below the wrist only if that only one contact is made. Double hit is not allowed, so you may not hit the ball with the fingers of your racket hand, and then hit the ball with your racket.

Important Tokyo 2020 Olympic Rules and Laws for Table Tennis

It is authorized to switch the racket between hands during the point, while it is occasional to find a player that does this.A player could not throw the racket at the ball in order to hit the ball. If a player drops his racket, he must pick up the racket in order to smash the ball. The ball must be hit by a racket seized in your racket hand.

The FreeHand

A freehand is an action in which the player carry racket. A player is not allowed to put his free hand on the playing surface at any time. The player can put his racket hand on the playing surface, sit on the table, or even jump up on the table, provided that he does not touch the table with his free hand, or move the table in at all.

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