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.
This is also one of the problems for some new players in table tennis. They come to the tournament, but they don’t know the hand signals of the umpire. And they continue to do the same fault serve.
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.
But also there are some “unwritten rules” that you should follow too. These rules are to keep the game in the good “etiquette” way – the correct way to play table tennis.
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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