Can you hit the table tennis ball on the full?
That is known as volley or “obstruction”, and it’s an illegal shot in table tennis. If you do this, you lose the point. To make it easier to remember, let’s put it like this: you are not allowed to hit the ball while it’s on its way to bounce on the table.
What are the safety rules in table tennis?
- Know the rules of the game.
- Make sure the court is in good condition and isn’t wet.
- Have a first-aid kit available at all practices and games.
- Use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater and wear a hat if you play outside.
- Drink plenty of water during and after play.
What happens if the score reaches 10 10?
Each player serves two points in a row and then switch server. However, if a score of 10-10 is reached in any game, then each server serves only one point and then the server is switched. In the final game (i.e. 5th game), the players switch side again after either player reaches 5 points.
Is table tennis a safe sport?
Table Tennis is a serious sport with potential for injury when playing a game or a match. A proper warm up is necessary before starting play. Warming up involves 5-15 minutes of light physical activity to elevate your heart rate and make your muscles warmer.
What injury is commonly associated to table tennis?
Shoulder Pain Your body’s most mobile joint when playing table tennis is your elbow. Because this joint is continuously exposed to a wide range of motions and movements, it is the most likely one of them all to get injured, especially if you have been playing for several hours.
What is the fastest table tennis shot?
69.9 miles per hour
Officially, New Zealander Lark Brandt holds the record for the fastest recorded smash at 69.9 miles per hour which he hit at the inaugural World Fastest Smash Competition in 2003.
Can you hit the ball before it bounces in table tennis?
No. In regular tennis you may “volley” the ball (hitting the ball before it bounces on your side of the net). But in table tennis, this results in a point for your opponent. NOTE: When your opponent hits a ball that sails over your end of the table without touching it and then hits you or your paddle, that is still your point.
Can you hit the ball after it has passed the table?
If you hit the balls after it had already passed the end line of the table, you would get a point, since your opponent failed to make the ball hit your side of the table first. Either way, you should avoid doing this altogether, that way you won’t hit the ball unintentionally and obstruct its path. What happens if you touch the table?
How to hit a lob in table tennis?
To hit a lob, first lower the paddle and keep the arm straight. Then lower the shoulder as well and shift most of the weight to the back foot. Bring the paddle upwards and hit the ball as it begins to drop away from the table. Hit it high with an excellent topspin to land on the farther parts of the table.
What is the playing surface in table tennis?
The playing surface is defined as the upper surface of the table which includes the 2cm white line along the sides and ends, the 3mm white line down the middle, plus the top edges. However, the vertical sides are NOT part of the playing surface. Therefore, if the ball hits a white line or a top edge of the playing surface it is “in” (good).