In table tennis, there are
8 umpire hand gestures that you need to know. Why? Why do you need to learn the umpire gestures?
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. Umpire is verifying the playing condition – net height. They are there to control the match, but not to explain to you how to 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 serve is not high enough”, then you should throw the ball at least
If you still have some questions, read the full guide “5 basic
serving rules” here.
01 Your Serve is not high enough
02 Your palm is not open
03 Don’t hide your serve
04 Don’t throw the ball below the table
05 Don’t serve inside the end line
06 Don’t throw the ball with your fingers
07 Please throw the ball near vertically
08 Don’t throw towards your body
Watch this video to understand more the importance of reading the umpire gestures.
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