Who can call a let

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 7 years ago

Dale Martinez

Dale Martinez Asked 7 years ago

With no umpire available, can either player call a let?

In a professional match, can players call a let when the umpire doesn't?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Dale,

There are no official rules for when there is no umpire available.  However, usually both players can call a let in this situation.

In a professional match, only the umpire can call a let.  Sometimes the player will put their hand up to indicated to the umpire and their opponent that they thought it was a let but really the umpire has to call a let before the point stops.

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