Missing the table

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 8 years ago

Enoch Oppong

Enoch Oppong Asked 8 years ago

Hi coaches

I want to know if i hit the ball and it misses the table but my opponet hit the ball would that be my point or my opponets point

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Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Enoch,

If the ball goes off the end of the table and then he hits the ball then it is his point because the first mistake was that the ball went off the table.  If however, the ball is still in play over the table and then he hits it before it bounces, it is your point.  So the thing to consider is where is the ball when the other player contacts it, over the table or past the table. 

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