Change of ends

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 6 years ago

Sourav Mehra

Sourav Mehra Asked 9 years ago

I have seen many matches in which players change there side during a set. Why is it so? I have given a link below. At 9:09 they change their side.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Sourav,

You will notice in this clip that it is the deciding 7th set. 

When the first player reaches 5 in the deciding set the players change ends.  It is only in the deciding set though. 

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Kevin Z

Kevin Z Posted 6 years ago

I don't like this rule, I don't see the benefit of it

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Hi Kevin,

Sometimes players feel there is an advantage at one end so this evens things up.

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