Throw up and catch

Table Tennis Rules

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Tanish Panwar

Tanish Panwar Asked 4 years ago

If I toss the ball up but I don't serve and catch the ball back,  Is it a fault serve? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Tanish,

Yes that is your opponent's point.  As soon as you throw the ball up it is in play.


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Johan B

Johan B Posted 4 years ago

However, in matches without referees with many tables nearby, it might me acceptable to do that in the case of a disturbance, but not if you just messed up your throw a bit


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

That is right Johan.  It really needs to be a let from another ball coming in that stops you from serving the ball.


Tanish Panwar

Tanish Panwar Posted 4 years ago

Thanks Alois and Johan

 


Frederick Potgieter

Frederick Potgieter Posted 2 years ago

Hi gentlemen. Where does the serve actually start?...at the two seconds count with a quiet hand with ball on the hand? And if so...can I then change my mind and turn in another direction for a different type if serve because I have been called dault dor naking as if I want to serve...change ny mind sort of. Was I wrong?


Virgil Birch-Abban

Virgil Birch-Abban Posted 2 years ago

It might be because you took to long to serve because there is a rule where at the discretion of the referee a fault can be because you've taken too long to serve



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