Expedite system

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 6 years ago

Abhinav Basu

Abhinav Basu Asked 6 years ago

hi, what is the expedite system? Please explain it.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Abhinav,

Take a look at this extract from the rule book.  I think it explains it quite well.

2.15.01  Except as provided in 2.15.2, the expedite system shall come into operation after 10 minutes' play in a game or at any time when requested by both players or pairs. 
2.15.02  The expedite system shall not be introduced in a game if at least 18 points have been scored. 
2.15.03  If the ball is in play when the time limit is reached and the expedite system is due to come into operation, play shall be interrupted by the umpire and shall resume with service by the player who served in the rally that was interrupted; If the ball is not in play when the expedite system comes into operation, play shall resume with service by the player who received in the immediately preceding rally.  
2.15.04  Thereafter, each player shall serve for 1 point in turn until the end of the game, and if the receiving player or pair makes 13 correct returns in a rally the receiver shall score a point. 
2.15.05  Introduction of the expedite system shall not alter the order of serving and receiving in the match, as defined in 2.13.6. 
2.15.06  Once introduced, the expedite system shall remain in operation until the end of the match. 


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Abhinav Basu

Abhinav Basu Posted 6 years ago

please can you explian the expedite system in your own words.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

What would you like to know about it?

Basically if the game goes longer than 10 minutes then a way to speed up the game is that if the receiver in any rally gets 13 balls back on the table, they win the point.  This stops really long rallies.

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