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ashish Oct 13, 2015 at 10:14 PM

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Umer Aug 5, 2015 at 1:54 AM

what happens if server strikes ball hits on his side of table and goes over net and then touches side lines of table of receiver end and fall
is it considered to be good serve?

Darryl Jul 21, 2015 at 11:49 AM

If player one hits the ball over the net and when it lands it has so much spin on it that it on its own goes back over to players one side of the net before player 2 can actually make contact is that players to point because the ball did go back on player one side

Mukesh Silwal Jul 15, 2015 at 11:09 PM

Looking for TT player to play with me. I live in Anaheim,CA. My skill would be probably intermediate level cause I haven't played for years. Contact me if you are interested to join any club or are already in the club and looking for TT partner. Thank you. Email: mukeshsilwal@yahoo.com

HMS Jul 12, 2015 at 4:40 PM

Hi I live in Falls Church VA. Looking for a table tennis partner to play with in the community center on weekday evenings and weekends. I am an amateur and can categorize myself as Beginner+. If you are interested , please contact me at madhuhrao@gmail.com

Charles Jul 4, 2015 at 10:05 AM

Can I switch the racket from one hand to the other, hence switching my racket hand to hit the ball during a point?

User Jun 30, 2015 at 7:32 AM

Question from a user: If someone strikes the ball, breaks it, therefore it doesn't bounce correctly on the other side...what is the ruling?

Am I dry Jun 4, 2015 at 6:41 AM

Hey guys how to be a better table tennis player and how to improve my game.

harsion tilly May 6, 2015 at 8:46 AM

i love playing this sport especiully with young contestance please help

lewwys douglas Apr 20, 2015 at 1:19 AM

i cannot find a patner in kenya, i play table tennis in kangaru school

Ryan Feb 25, 2015 at 11:50 AM

Ya, thanks Piper, but that didn't answer my question. I read the rules, I'm just looking for a explanation of the rules. Or a quick answer. Can my opponent hit the ball in the air, before it bounces, if it's going off the table? I was under the impression it was like tennis, you must let the ball go out before hitting it.

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Ryan Feb 21, 2015 at 6:38 AM

Hello, I have a quick question that I'm not able to answer from the official rules guide. If I hit the ball to my opponent and he hits or touches the ball with his paddle, while it is still in the air, but has already passed over his playing surface, is it my point?

PongWorld Feb 4, 2015 at 12:56 PM

Hi Randhir verma, I encourage you to try table tennis and think you will both enjoy the sport and gain much from it in terms of exercise, hand-eye coordination, flexibility and probably make some new friends as well. At age 33 of course it is difficult to reach a very high level but with good training and commitment I think you can go far.

PongWorld Feb 4, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Hi Charlie, you can play in several cities in Colorado that are open every week. Examples are Longmont, Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs. See our Colorado page. pongworld.com/region/colorado.php

PongWorld Feb 4, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Hi Dave, your son is incorrect. He looses the point on the serve if he does not make a legal serve which it is not if he tosses the ball in the air but does not make contact with both sides of the table.

Dan Feb 3, 2015 at 3:48 PM

Calling all players in Lake Charles, LA. Interested immediate players, please contact. We have a venue at a church, and can play after work for a couple of hours. Hope to hear from you soon.

Rob Jan 18, 2015 at 11:57 PM

If a player spikes the ball, with no intent to hit the opposing players side of the table, and it hits the opposing players paddle, who gets the point...the person that spiked the ball, or the person whose paddle it hit?

Randhir verma Jan 5, 2015 at 8:53 AM

I m 33 year old is it feasible to start playing.T. T

hanju Jan 4, 2015 at 2:20 AM

I am one of those who like a ping-pong.
But I've never learned proper table tennis.
What do I need to learn table tennis first priority?

Charlie Dec 29, 2014 at 9:27 AM

I'm looking to play in a league or on a weekly basis, or something.

I live up in North Denver (Broomfield), but I'm flexible.

Any ideas?

Charlie

Kim Hyung jong Dec 7, 2014 at 1:44 AM

Now I'm in Bangkok plz tell me where is table tennis place in sathorn.
I wish to play very much.

dave Dec 2, 2014 at 8:46 PM

hi folks…hopefully someone can shed some light on this question. My son claims that when he serves the ball (his racquet strikes the ball), but the ball misses the table completely - that he should not loose a point, but rather should get to redo the serve. What would the official ruling on this be. Many thx, Dave

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Chris Hickin Nov 14, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Hi, We are having a tournament and in the group stage we have a tie situation. 3 players are on equal points and all beat each other. i.e. player A beat B, Player B beat C, and Player C beat A. What are the rules concerning advancement to the knockout phases? Must we play again or can we do it in alphabetical order - is there a rule on this?

KOSHELLAPANDIYAN Sep 12, 2014 at 6:33 PM

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PongWorld Sep 8, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Hi David. No, the ball may not touch the free hand. The ball may only touch the playing hand to be a legal hit, no other body part.

David Aug 13, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Can ball be legally returned with free hand?

watson Jul 21, 2014 at 2:41 PM

hi everyone, i am wondering if 0:0 calls love, love, 2:2 in a game calls 2 all? thanks.

Igor Apr 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Hallo! I have a question about the Olypmic Games and the World Championship rules - what is the max number of players are allowed participate in each event? I mean, how many players from all countries togeteher may compete in Olympic Games and in World championship? Thank you!

Igor Apr 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Hallo! I have a question about the Olypmic Games and the World Championship rules - what is the max number of players are allowed participate in each event? I mean, how many players from all countries togeteher may compete in Olympic Games and in World championship? Thank you!

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PongWorld Jan 7, 2014 at 9:55 AM

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PongWorld Jan 1, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Happy New Year! Wishing you many wonderful table tennis experiences in 2014.

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@chelancatering. thanks for the heads up. we are unable to find the IE behavior you speak of, which article has this formatting?

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Michal Nov 27, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Hi all. I'm new on here. Looking to practice my to skills but I have no partner at the momens. I live in Birmingham UK. Thanks

S Yang Nov 6, 2013 at 12:20 PM

The number of tournament players depends on what you mean by tournament players.If you mean active ITTF tournament players then the figure is far below that.If you mean anyone in China who has ever played in a tournament then the figure is probably above 300 million since most Chinese grow up playing in school tournaments and almost everyone has played in at least one tournament at some point in their lifetime....and China has well over a billion in population.

S Yang Nov 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM

An olympic commentator is the original source of the tens of millions comment but thats unlikely at this point.That figure is probably way too high.

JC Nov 6, 2013 at 5:45 AM

Does anyone know how much money the top table tennis players in China make in product endorsements?I have heard its in the tens of millions.Any way to vberify this?

JC Nov 6, 2013 at 5:42 AM

I have heard estimates of 325 milliion tournament players in China.Can this be verified?

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Erik Aug 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Hi carl mabry, the white lines are in play. The entire top surface is in play.

HHH Aug 21, 2013 at 5:13 AM

If during play (not during a serve) the ball strikes the nets retaining post and then bounces back onto the opponents side of the table is this counted as being "in"?

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Liza Jul 25, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Are there a rule of how big the room must be where you play table tennis in, or space around the table?

PongWorld staff Jul 7, 2013 at 2:07 AM

Hi Brian, The official rule is to play each game to 11 points, win by two.

Brian Do Jun 30, 2013 at 7:18 PM

I would like to know an official rule of table ping pong. I used to count a game 21 point, but now day people change to 11 point gane. I would like to know who is right. Thanks and wait an answer.
Email: briando71@aol.com

Viet Jun 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Anyone playing this weekend? I am in charleston for weekend.

PongWorld staff Apr 24, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Thank you Rohan and others who have submitted edits to statistics in the country profiles. We will review these and make updates soon.

Ben Mar 5, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Charleston, SC

Ben Mar 5, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Anyone playing table tennis in Charleston this week?

Jimmy Mar 3, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Am I the only one that gets high and plays?

Rob Mar 3, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Is the player allowed to use both hands on the bat?

bob Feb 6, 2013 at 7:19 AM

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carl mabry Jan 23, 2013 at 1:20 PM

are the white side lines in bounds or out of bounds

kevin wood Jan 21, 2013 at 6:06 AM

i generally use blades with black and red sand paper because i prefer the thinner and lighter paddles with the same amount of spin. is using sand paper legal?

Paul Nov 8, 2012 at 7:42 PM

When serving, must you serve the ball in a diagonal fashion?

Randy Jew Oct 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Anybody in the Sonoma County, CA area, there is an "Intro to Table Tennis as a Sport" class located at the Finley Center in Santa Rosa, starting Dec 6 for 8 weeks. Contact the Santa Rosa Recreation at 707-543-3737

milard Oct 5, 2012 at 5:57 PM

i was a champion in my country and got number 1 , am looking for a place and partner pls call me : 5149990072

Femstar Sep 30, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I am learning to improve my ping pong skills and I live on a ship that travels around,we have a ping pong equipments on the vessel ,how can I find partners ???

Kap Kapastin Sep 9, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Seeking a tournament in the Mid-Atlantic States in 2012-2013

Zac Aug 6, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Kind of adding yo Tom's question, I know your free hand can't touch but can the racquet or any part of the body touch? Like can your thigh touch?

Tom Aug 3, 2012 at 4:39 PM

is a point awarded if the opponents racquet touches the playing surface during a return?

Erik Jul 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM

excited about 2012 London olympics! Who will take the table tennis titles?

Justin Patterson Jul 1, 2012 at 4:53 AM

Yes

Learner Jun 25, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Legal shot?
If a player (A) hits a high back-spinning ball which then bounces on the opponents side (B) and spins back to the hitters side (A) of the table, can the opponent (B) come around the table to the player A's side and hit the ball to make his shot?

troll Jun 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

problem?

Erik Jun 6, 2012 at 8:01 AM

@Zane843, Your rubber should be fine. Just air it out some.

mike tyson May 8, 2012 at 8:28 AM

yes, i called ur number and we are playin at the idaho national tournement wednesday, Ma long will be their

Zane843 Apr 16, 2012 at 8:47 PM

While cleaning my paddle today i accidently put too water on my sponge. My paddles been wet..im afraid i damaged the rubber. Any advice..suggestions? thanks.

Erik Apr 6, 2012 at 5:24 AM

@Sheila, I have been to many tournaments and I have never heard anyone say x serving y. I think just saying x-y is sufficient. I do not know if there is a specific rule about this. If a match is umpired then the the players obviously do not say the score themselves.

Jerry Mar 29, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Hi JF, please google "long island ping pong club". I just designed a website for this club and there are some pictures and introduction on the site.

Sheila Mar 22, 2012 at 5:20 PM

While on vacation my husband got pissy at me because I said the score 3-2 instead of 3 serving 2. Is this a rule? Does it matter?

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