Change of ends

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 8 years ago

Sourav Mehra

Sourav Mehra Asked 8 years ago

I have a question.Why do the players in this match change sides in the 5th set ?Is it because it is the last set?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Sourav,

That is a rule of the game.  IN the last set of a match when the first player reaches 5 points the players change ends.  This is to make sure that both players get the same conditions in case there is something that favours one end. 

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Sourav Mehra

Sourav Mehra Posted 8 years ago

Does this apply for 3 set matches also?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Yes, it applies to the last set of any match.

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