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When you take your serve and completely miss the ball, what happens to points?
I've always assumed that because you never hit it you can take the serve again.
Is it true that only contact with the bat counts as a serve?
Also to ask another question at the same time, when you serve if it clips the edge of the table is that a legal serve?
Unfortunately even if you miss the ball completely you lose the point. The serve starts when you throw the ball up. So if you miss it after that you lose the point.
If the serve clips the edge of the table it is still a good serve. Anywhere on the top surface of the table is counted as in.
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