Changing hands during play

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 8 years ago

Bart Snell

Bart Snell Asked 8 years ago


I was wondering if it is permissable to change hands during play? In other words, can I switch back and forth from holding my paddle in my right and left hands during a game?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Bart,

Yes you are allowed to switch hands at any time.  You do sometimes see this happen at the top level. 

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Sourav Mehra

Sourav Mehra Posted 8 years ago

Timo Boll is the only person I know who can do it on the international level.

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