Doubles serve rule

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 3 years ago

Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 3 years ago

I always wondered why we have to serve from the right hand box diagonally. Do you have any ideas why there is this rule?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Jasper,

I think this is an old rule that has never been changed.

I think it would make much more sense now to switch from side to side like in Tennis to give similar advantages or disadvantages to right and left handers.

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