Excessive time taking before serving

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 7 years ago

Mohammad Asif

Mohammad Asif Asked 7 years ago


If i take too much time before serving (e.g 5-10 seconds) that causes opponent distract and lose momentum; is it illegal?


Mohammad Asif

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Mohammad,

The rule is that play should be continuous.  So if you are taking too much time then the umpire can ask you to hurry up.  There is no fixed time set out as being legal like in Tennis for example.

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