In table tennis, there are 8 umpire hand gestures that you need to know. Why?
Why do you need to learn the umpire gestures?
Because the role of the umpire is not to talk to you. The umpire is not there to explain to you the rule. They don’t talk much, but just only give you the hand gestures.
In table tennis, there are not only official rules that you should know. It’s a must!
Note: There are 05 crucial serving rules that every players should know.
8 Simple Umpire Hand Signals
So here you are, the 8 basic umpire hand signals.
For example, if the umpire show you fault #1 “Your service is not high enough”, then you should throw the ball at least 16 cm.
If you still have some questions, read the full guide “5 basic serving rules” here.
Watch this video to understand more the importance of reading the umpire gestures.
Official Hand Signals for Umpires
Two signals all umpires, referees should use when in the chair.
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Coach EmRatThich was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1983. He started playing table tennis at the age of 8. After finishing his Ph.D. in Paris, University Pierre Marie Curie (Sorbonne University) in 2011, he is now a table tennis coach in a small club in France (about 153 players). Interested in table tennis coaching for a global audience, he founded pingsunday.com, one of the best online coaching programs for table tennis players. Using the Chinese coaching philosophy, his table tennis lessons are free, which allows many table tennis players to improve fast. He can speak English, French, Vietnamese, and a little bit of Chinese.