ITTF Handbook v2. GENERAL PROVISIONS. NAME. The Federation shall be called the International Table Tennis Federation, referred to. The rules used to be clearly laid out on the ITTF website, but since they and needs to be extracted from the ITTF Handbook, which is a pain as it’s a large PDF . PJS / Home. About Us. News & Tournaments. Officiating-TTAM. Coaching. Affiliates. Archives. More. © Copyright Table Tennis.
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Table Tennis Rules
Such a chop can be extremely difficult to return due to its enormous amount of backspin. The use of speed glue increased the spin and speed even further, resulting in changes to the equipment to “slow the game down”. This means that a vote from a major table tennis super power like Chinacarries the same weight as a vote from a minor country like Djibouti. What identifies the stroke is that the backswing is compressed into a short wrist flick. Service is subject to change on game point of the match.
This type of spin is predominantly employed during service, wherein the contact angle of the racket can be more easily varied.
Depending on the spin of the ball, the block may be returned to an unexpected side of the table. A let is also called foul service, if the ball hits itgf server’s side of the table, if the hanbook does not pass further than the edge and if the ball hits the table edge and hits the net.
The defensive lob is possibly the most impressive shot, since it propels the ball about five metres in height, only to land on the opponent’s side of the table with great amounts of spin. Table tennis was introduced as an Olympic sport at the Olympics in This may come to your advantage, as the opponent may not expect this.
The latest table tennis rules, broken down into to sections to make it easier to find and read. It is possible to play defensive topspin-lobs from far behind the table, but only highly skilled players use this stroke with any tactical efficiency. A point is scored when a player fails to return the ball within the handbokk.
Shakehand grip Vladimir Samsonov. Service alternates between opponents every two points regardless of winner of the rally until the end of the game, unless both players score ten points or the expedite system is operated, when the sequences of serving and receiving stay the same but each player serves for only one point in turn Deuce. The speed limitation of the topspin stroke is minor compared to the backspin stroke.
Archived from the original PDF on 14 December Table tennis has been an Olympic sport sincewith several event categories. Archived from the original on 18 April In this circumstance, the Magnus effect will still dictate the curvature of the ball to some degree.
Despite high speed play and rapid exchanges, a player can see clearly what side of the racket was used to hit the ball. Smashing consists of using a large backswing and rapid acceleration to impart as much speed on the ball as possible. The Origin of Ping-Pong Diplomacy: For other uses, see Ping-pong disambiguation.
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The ITTF also changed the rules on service to prevent a player from hiding the ball during service, in hahdbook to increase the average length of rallies and to reduce the server’s advantage, effective in This provides a neat option to print all the rules on a single page, which you can hang at your workplace, home or club as a handy reference. The axis of rotation is still roughly perpendicular to the trajectory of the ball. The first handboook to reach 11 with a 2 point margin wins the game.
Accessed 2 August Traditional penhold Ryu Seung-min. Except for the initial serve, the rules are generally as follows: This stroke has greatly improved and strengthened the penhold style both physically and psychologically, as it eliminates the strategic weakness iytf the traditional penhold backhand. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikibooks Wikinews.
As this system is not standard across manufacturers, itgf only way a ball may be used in official competition is upon ITTF approval  the ITTF approval can be seen printed on the ball. There are also professional competitions at the clubs level; the respective leagues of AustriaBelgiumChina specifically, the China Table Tennis Super LeagueFranceGermany and Russia are examples of the highest level.
The ITTF approves only wooden tables or their derivates. Retrieved 1 September Table tennis, handgook known as ping pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small bats.