Can we play table tennis with both hands? A player asked me, “Dear coach, can we play table tennis with both hands? Is it legal to use both free arm and racket arm to hit the ball ?” Answer: Yes. You can hold the paddle with both hands while in play in an ITTF sanctioned … Read more Playing table tennis with both hands – Good or Bad?
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 Special Rules of Table Tennis in Olympics Tokyo 2021
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 07 Important Hand Signals for Doubles Games
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 Is Maharu Yoshimura serve legal?
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 8 Umpire Hand Signals You Need to Know
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 What is the role of a table tennis umpire?
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 Table Tennis Score: Why 0 is called “Love”?
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 Best Table Tennis Jokes & Funny Memes
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 Why do table tennis players say “Cho”?
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 Fang Bo Controversy – Learn to Control Your Temper