Special Rules of Table Tennis in Olympics Tokyo 2021

Special Rules for Table Tennis in Olympics

Table Tennis Olympics is the most prestigious tournament (Games of the XXXII Olympiad, Tokyo 2021). Therefore, there are some specific rules that you should know. Unlike the normal tournament, there are some different rules than the basic rules in table tennis. Qualification Rules There are limit of participants allowed in Olympic Games table tennis. Here … Read more

07 Important Hand Signals for Doubles Games

Hand Signals in Double Games

Welcome back to PingSunday, the best place to learn table tennis. Today, let’s discuss the hand signals for doubles in table tennis. Is it the same for everyone? Is there any convention, a universal signal used by the pro players? And which one should you use? A player from Jakarta, Indonesia: “Dear coach, I’m new … Read more

Is Maharu Yoshimura serve legal?

Timo Boll has a hard time to read Yoshimura's serve

In the previous article “Why Yoshimura Serve is so effective?”, there are many opposing opinions. Some said Yoshimura serve is legal. Other players don’t agree. Today we talk about the “Upside-down service” of Yoshimura. Is it really effective? And is this service really illegal? If you don’t know the serving rule, I recommend you read … Read more

8 Umpire Hand Signals You Need to Know

8 Simple Service Rules table tennis

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 … Read more

What is the role of a table tennis umpire?

the role of ITTF umpire and referee

What is the role of an umpire and referee in table tennis? The umpire shall be responsible for many things, but here is the main responsibility of an umpire. The main role of table tennis umpire Based on the ITTF handbook, a table tennis umpire is mandatory in table tennis. There are currently 2381 official … Read more

Table Tennis Score: Why 0 is called “Love”?

Why is the score 0-0 called Love All in table tennis

In football, the score of 0 is called as “Nil”. For example, when England wins France 2-0, it’s called “Two-nil”, but not “Two-Love”. But in table tennis, or in other racquet games (like tennis), the score is called “Love”. Why? The Origin of “Love” in table tennis Firstly, I want to explain to you another … Read more

Best Table Tennis Jokes & Funny Memes

Funny Table Tennis Jokes - Girl Friend or Table Tennis?

After a very hard table tennis training session, we need some funny jokes to relax. Here are some short funny jokes and humor for table tennis lovers. You can also submit your own jokes in the comment. I will update the list frequently. Now, have fun, and laugh with these user-submitted jokes in table tennis. … Read more

Why do table tennis players say “Cho”?

The meaning of Cho in table tennis

Why do top professional table tennis players make “cho” (or “cho-lei”) sounds after scoring points? What is the meaning of “Cho”? Shouting “Cho” or “Cho-lei” is becoming the culture in table tennis. It is something like, if you don’t Cho, you are not a real table tennis player. Why table tennis players shout “Cho”? Table … Read more

Fang Bo Controversy – Learn to Control Your Temper

Fang Bo is banned for 2 games

In table tennis, you should learn to control your temper. No matter what, who is right, who is wrong. Keep the right “etiquette” or you will be punished. Fang Bo controversy During the Chinese Super League, there was a dispute between Fang Bo and Zhao Zhaoyan. Fang Bo can’t control his temper, and he has violently kicked … Read more

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