Doubles Fault over the centre line

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 5 years ago

Nigel Fewster

Nigel Fewster Asked 5 years ago

Your last ping cast reminded me of this question. When serving in doubles and the ball lands on centre line of table, is that still a good serve? Or how much of the ball has to be on each side of the centre line? I take the example of UK football where it's only a goal if the whole of the ball has crossed the goal line ie no part/fraction looking along the line impinges on it.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi NIgel,

If any part of the ball is on the line it is in.  This is always a difficult one to judge though.  The line is always very fine and the ball moves so fast and with no lines people the umpire has to have a good feel for it to get it right.

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