Serving with the side of the racket

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 6 years ago


GUEGAN Gaël Asked 6 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

I wanted to know if the table tennis rules allowed to serve deliberately with the side of the racket. I think that can be a way to surpise the opponent and make him lose his concentration and so lose his return. Can we do that in competition ?

I have read that it is disrespectful for the opponent and so that we don't allow to do this serve...

Thanks for your answer !

Gaël, a french fan.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Gaël,

Interesting idea,  It is allowed but you will find that it is not very effective.  It can also be a bit risky.  It would be better to work on your spin serves and gain an advantage with that.

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