Serving from across the table line

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 5 years ago

John Samuel

John Samuel Asked 5 years ago

Hi sir, 

I've heard that it is illegal for the server to take position across the table line, while serving. I mean the server not staying behind the table; however, I can see in a match of yours, in which the opponent (Di Napoli) taking position beyond the table line while he serves the ball.

Is it a legal serve as far as he contacts the ball from behind the table?

I've added the link for reference, and  hope I'm able to make it clear to you. Sorry if I'm not using the appropriate term.  

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Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi John,

It is OK for the body to be past the line as long as the ball is behind.

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John Samuel

John Samuel Posted 5 years ago

Thank you sir,

You're always the best 

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