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Table Tennis Rules

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Garo Baghdassarian

Garo Baghdassarian Asked 1 year ago

Hi Alois

I’m using long pimples one side and inverted other side when I serve I twiddle the paddle but I hide the paddle behind my back so they don’t see which side I’m serving with but the ball is always in view of the receiver is that legal and I want to thank you and Jeff for all the videos and information I get keep up the good work. Garo

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Garo,

That is legal.  Your opponent doesn't have to see the bat throughout the serving action, only the ball.  They will see which side you are hitting with when you contact the ball as the ball is in view of your opponent.

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D K Posted 1 year ago

Dont worry,Garo,I do it too sometimes,I hide the bat under the table prior contact sometimes :D

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