Hello, Today let’s see an example of the mistake of a table tennis umpire.
The ball touches the net assembly
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The incident happened at Singapore Smash Qualifying Round 2, between Leonie HARTBRICH (HUN) and Olufunke OSHONAIKE (NIG).
Watch this video:
Who won the point?
Was the umpire’s decision correct or did he make a mistake?
My opinion is that the point for Funke Oshonaike or at least the point should have been played again because Hartbrich was surprised and distracted by the Umpire’s call.
On the other hand, the second video shows how people all know the rule and react properly. It took place in the Women 3. Bundesliga of Germany.
It is legal if the ball bounces up
You need to know that, the whole table tennis net assembly is considered the “net” in table tennis. If the ball touches the “net”, so it’s a good touch.
It’s legal to touch the “net assembly” during the rally.
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