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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Table Tennis Scoring: 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 “Nil”. For example, when England beats 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? What is the table tennis scoring system? Table tennis rules state that a player can win…