Hiding the rubber/bat during the serve

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 8 years ago

Bennett Brown

Bennett Brown Asked 8 years ago

Hi Alois, I know its illegal to hide the ball or the contact of the ball during the service, but if I am using two different types of rubber with two different effects of the ball, could I hide the rubber/bat behind my leg/back area right before the serve and as the toss is coming down i reveal my rubber, giving my opponent less time to read the spin?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Bennett,

Yes that is legal now.  It is a good tactic if you are using different types of rubbers.

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Marc Meunier

Marc Meunier Posted 8 years ago

Could I also hide the blade under the table before serving?


D K Posted 8 years ago

I think that you can hide your bat wherever you want,but the contact point must be visible

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Marc,

Yes you can hide it under the level of the table.

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