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Frequently Asked Questions about Table Tennis (Ping Pong)

This FAQ about Table Tennis was compiled and written by ttennis@bu.edu with numerous contributions by others.

-1.1.1 WHERE CAN I GET A COPY OF THIS FAQ?
Now these FAQs are formatted as mail archives and can be managed with ...
-1.1.2 WHAT FTP SITES ARE THERE FOR TABLE TENNIS GIFs?
-1.1.3 Where can i get a copy of the new USATT Logo?
-1.1.4 Where are the minutes of the USATT Executive Committee?
-1.2. Table Tennis Terminology
Backspin: Same as underspin....
-1.3. USATT Rules
-1.3. USATT Rules: 1. The Table
1.1 The table shall be in surface rectangular, 274 cm (9 ft) in length,...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 2. The Net
2.1 The playing surface shall be divided into two courts of ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 3. The Ball
3.1 The ball shall be spherical, with a diameter of 38 mm....
-1.3. USATT Rules: 4. The Racket
4.1 The racket may be of any size, shape or weight....
-1.3. USATT Rules: 5. Definitions
5.1 a rally is the period during which the ball is in play....
-1.3. USATT Rules: 6. The Order Of Play
6.1 In singles, the server shall first make a good service, ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 7. Service
7.1 At the start of service, the ball shall rest freely on the open,...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 8. A Good Return
8.1 The ball, having been served or returned in play, shall be ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 9. In Play
9.1 The ball shall be in play from the last moment at which it ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 10. A Let
10.1 A rally is a let:...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 11. A Point
Unless the rally is a let, a player shall lose a point:...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 12. A Game
12.1 A game shall be won by the player or pair first scoring 21 ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 13. A Match
13.1 A Match shall consist of the best of three games or the best ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 14. The Choice Of Ends And Serves
14.1 The choice of ends and the right to serve or receive first in ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 15. The Change Of Ends
15.1 The player or pair who started at one end in a game shall start ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 16. The Change Of Service
16.1 In singles: after five points, the receiver shall become ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 17. Out Of Order Of Serving, Receiving Or Ends
17.1 If, by mistake, the players have not changed ends when ends ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 18. The Expedite System
18.1 The expedite system shall come into operation if a game ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 19. Advice To Players During Play
19.1 A player may receive advice from anyone between games or ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 20. Clothing (Dress Code)
20.1 Playing Clothing shall normally consist of a short-sleeved ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 21. Wheelchair Competition
21.1 All rules in this section shall apply only to ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 22. Playing Conditions
22.1 Space. The minimum playing space for each table should be at ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 23. Advertisements
23.1 Advertisements shall be displayed only on equipment or ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 24. Point Penalty System
The Point Penalty System will be used in all tournaments ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 25. Match Officials
25.1 An umpire shall be appointed for each match. Where practical, 1 ...
-1.3. USATT Rules: 26. DOPING
26.1 There shall be no doping before or during play in any competition....
-1.3. USATT Rules: 27. BETTING
27.1 Players and officials shall not bet on matches....
-1.4. USATT Fees
-2.1 USATT-Approved Equipment Suppliers
-2.1.1 Approved Equipment List (By Product)
-2.1.1 What Other US Equipment Suppliers Are There?
-2.1.2 What Other Equipment Suppliers are there in the Canada?
* CANADA: QUÉ...
-2.2 WHERE TO CALL TOLL-FREE IN THE US?
-2.3 WHERE TO GET FREE TOURNAMENT SOFTWARE?
email djmarcus@tasc.com for more info. The software is very much ...
-2.4 How To Become An Umpire?
-2.4.1 Club Umpire Qualifications
TOM ...
-2.4.2 How To Become A Regional Umpire
-2.5. What Email Mailing Lists Are There?
-2.6. What WWW sites are there?
-2.7 USATT Afffiliated Club Newsletter
It's a Date......
-2.8. Tournament Schedule/USATT
hypertext version ...
-3.1 How Long Is An 11 Point Game?
-3.2 What Are Handicap Events?
-3.2.1 How Does USATT Rating System Works?
Before discussing the data, let's discuss how the rating system works. ...
-3.2.2 What'S The Probability Of Winning?
We want to extract from the data the probability of winning a match as ...
-3.2.3 Handicap Charts
Here are the handicap charts calculated from the above data. First are ...
-3.3 Canadian TTA to USATT Rating Conversion Chart
-3.4 Does It Matter Who Serves First?
(See p31 of Jan/Feb 91 TTTopics)...
-3.5. What is Speedglue ?
-3.5.1 First Press Release Statement On Speedglue Ban
The ITTF Executive Board, at its meeting at Manchester on 14th of ...
-3.5.2 What Speedglues are ITTF-Approved?
this is the list of ittf-approved speed-glues,...
-3.5.3 Fight The Glue Ban: ITTF vs TRUE
-3.6 ITTF, ETTU, World Rank List, Nov 1995
-3.6.1 Table Tennis Men World Rank List (Sep95)
-3.6.2 Table Tennis Women World Rank List (Sep94)
-4.1 USATT Club Handbook
U. S. A. Table ...
-4.1.1 Introduction
Table tennis is a sport that emphasizes individualism. Those who ...
-4.1.2 Why Start a Table Tennis Club?
There are only four feet behind each end of the table, the ceiling ...
-4.1.3 Starting Membership
The first step is to find more players interested in starting a club. ...
-4.1.4 Putting It Together
At your first organizational meeting, a steering committee should ...
-4.1.5 Committees
It isn't vital that the club's committees be established at the ...
-4.1.6 Selecting Committee Members
When deciding who should do what, it is important to keep in mind ...
-4.1.7 Membership
When there is a foundation membership and the club is meeting regularly,...
-4.1.8 Club Regulations
Every organization needs a set of standards to which its members ...
-4.1.9 Clothing
To enhance the appearance of your club (making it more attractive ...
-4.1.10.1 Finances: Bookkeeping
Club bookkeeping requires a great deal of attention. While it is ...
-4.1.10.2 Finances: Budget
The budgets of all clubs will vary, primarily due to the extent of ...
-4.1.10.3 Finances: Club Dues
Membership dues are an economic necessity to most clubs. If your club ...
-4.1.11 Where to Play
Finding a place to play is often one of the most difficult problems ...
-4.1.11.1 Facility Requirements
Low Cost - This means that you will be looking for some kind of ...
-4.1.11.2 Availability
Most clubs like to meet at least twice a week. Regardless of how often ...
-4.1.11.3 How to Find a Place
If your city has a parks and recreation department, this is the first ...
-4.1.12 Equipment
Good equipment adds a great deal to the attractiveness of your club. ...
-4.1.12.1 Tennis Tables
A good table will have no less than a 3/4 top made of high resin ...
-4.1.12.2 Tennis Nets
Don't try to get by with a cheap net. Many of them are not high ...
-4.1.12.3 Tennis Balls
Table tennis balls vary greatly in quality. Any of the USATT- ...
-4.1.12.4 Tennis Rackets
Club members provide their own rackets. Sandpaper-covered rackets ...
-4.1.12.5 Tennis Barriers
Barriers are of great benefit at tournaments. When properly used, ...
-4.1.12.6 Where to Buy Table Tennis Equipment
Several department and catalog stores carry tables suitable for club use....
-4.1.13 Intra-Club Activities
In addition to unstructured play at the regular meetings, the club ...
-4.1.13.1 Playing Activities
Club ...
-4.1.13.2 Team Matches
The club can be divided into three-man teams, with each team composed ...
-4.1.13.3 Coaching Clinics
If you're lucky enough to have an experienced player join the club, he/...
-4.1.13.4 Social Activities
Non-playing activities should also be a part of the club's program....
-4.1.14 Inter-Club Activities
As the club develops, you should investigate the possibility of ...
-4.1.15 Publicity
A good publicity program is essential to your club for expansion ...
-4.1.15.1 What Media?
Seldom will one media do the job. Take a look around to see what ...
-4.1.15.2 Mechanics of Publicity
Logo - One of the club's first efforts should be to develop a club logo....
-4.1.15.3 What is News?
Often the Public Relations person must create news. In a table ...
-4.1.15.4 Writing a News Release
Remember: Who, what when, where, why. Try to get all of these points ...
-4.1.15.5 How to Prepare Copy
For your story to receive proper attention from the editor, the copy ...
-4.1.16 Fund-Raising
Raising money for equipment, tournaments, or other club projects is a ...
-4.1.16.1 Legal Primer
If you follow these recommendations, you will minimize the possibility ...
-4.1.16.2 How Not to Ask for Money
Not asking - It would be great that in working hard at making your club ...
-4.1.16.3 Final Note
When the project is completed, each worker should receive a ...
-4.1.17 Tournaments
One of the rewards of organized club activity is the recognition that ...
-4.1.17.1 Types of Tournaments
-4.1.17.2 Tournament Season
-4.1.17.3 Entry Fees
-4.1.17.4 Awards
-4.1.17.5 Entry Blank
-4.1.17.6 Tournament Format
-4.1.17.7 Events
-4.1.17.8 Seeding
-4.1.17.9 Final Note
-4.1.18 U. S. Table Tennis Association
Organized in 1933 and headquartered at the U. S. Olympic Training Center ...
-4.1.19 Club Affiliation Benefits
Recognition of your club by the USATT, including a Certificate of ...
-4.1.20 Club Affiliation Request
Please enclose $15 Affiliation Fee. ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory
This list is periodically updated by USATT, and is available ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Alabama
Birmingham Area ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Alaska
Anchorage
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Arizona
Lake Havasu ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Arkansas
Arkansas Independent ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: California
District Affiliate:...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Colorado
District Affiliate:...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Connecticut
Hartford TTC (HARTT)...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Florida
Broward TTC, Inc....
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Georgia
Atlanta Georgia ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Illinois
Bradley University ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Indiana
District Affiliate:...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Iowa
Des Moines ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Kansas
Greater Leavenworth ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Kentucky
Lexington
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Louisiana
Baton Rouge ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Maine
Maine
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Maryland
Baltimore
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Massachusetts
Bay State
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Michigan
Battle Creek ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Minnesota
Rich Brekke's Disney's ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Mississippi
USM/Hattiesburg ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Missouri
American Legion Junior ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Montana
Yellowstone ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Nebraska
Lincoln
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Nevada
Las Vegas
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: New Hampshire
New Hampshire ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: New Jersey
Jersey Coast ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: New Mexico
Albuquerque ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: New York
Brooklyn Health & ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: North Carolina
Boo's Brothers ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Ohio
District Affiliate:...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Oklahoma
Bartlesville ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Oregon
North Marion ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Pennsylvania
District Affiliate:...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: South Carolina
Aiken
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: South Dakota
Black Hills ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Tennessee
Bluff City ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Texas
Austin
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Utah
Wasatch Front ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Vermont
Champlain Valley ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Virginia
Richmond
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Washington
Bellevue
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Wisconsin
Oshkosh Table Tennis ...
-5.1. USATT-Affiliated Club Directory: Published by:
USA Table ...
-5.1.1. Club Profiles
[taken from damouth@wrc.xerox.com (David E. Damouth) and ttnet list]...
-5.1.1. Club Profiles Manchester, NH
Manchester, NH: The New Hampshire Table Tennis Club meets Sundays, 7PM at the ...
-5.1.1. Club Profiles Palo Alto TTC
the Palo Alto Table Tennis Club meet 5 times a week (on Tuesdays,...
-5.1.1. Club Profiles VA, NY, AL, TN
City: Richmond, ...
-5.1.1. Club Profiles UCSD
Hey, I am a member of a TT club here at UCSD. It's hardly two years old,...
-5.1.1. Club Profiles TN
The Nashville, Tn TTC was inactive for over a year. ...
-5.1.1. Club Profiles Canada
-6.1.1 Constitution
1.1.1 The name of this organization will be the UNITED STATES ...
-6.1.2 By-Laws
2.1.2 The USATT will consist of affiliated associations and ...
-2.2.1 Individual
2.2.1.1 Adult - For any person 18 years of age or older as of the ...
-2.2.2 Organizational
2.2.2.1 District Affiliate - Any association covering an area ...
-2.6.11 The agenda for an E.C. meeting will be as follows:
1.Call to order and quorum count....
-2.7.1 Amendments to the By-Laws will be proposed in writingeither at an E.C. meeting or through the mail.
2.7.2 Amendments may be passed at the next meeting only by ...
-2.9.1 Executive Committee Membership
The E.C. will consist of eight officers who will be elected for ...
-2.9.1.2 The officers will be:
2.9.1.2.1 President, elected for three-year term effective June1,...
-2.9.2 Executive Committee Eligibility
2.9.2.1 To serve on the E.C., a member must:...
-2.9.3 Executive Committee Rights and Obligations
2.9.3.1E.C. members will be eligible to serve any number of terms....
-2.10.1 President
2.10.1.1When present, he will be chairman of the E.C....
-2.10.4 Treasurer
2.10.4.1He will receive and disburse all USATT monies and keep a ...
-2.10.5 Secretary
2.10.5.1He will record true and accurate minutes for ...
-2.10.6 Olympic Athletes' Representative
2.10.6.1He will be the USATT's representative on the U.S. ...
-2.10.7 Group B Vice President
2.10.7.1He will represent the views of all GroupB organizations ...
-2.10.9 Executive Director
2.10.9.1He will manage the National Headquarters....
-2.11.1 All members of the E.C. except the GroupB Vice President, theOlympic Athletes' Representative, the National Athletes'Representative, and the USATT Foundation Representative will beelected by plurality vote of the Adult USATT members.
2.11.1.1Should one of these offices become vacant, except ...
-2.11.11 Election of the Olympic Athletes' Representative
2.11.11.1The Olympic Athletes' Representative must be at least ...
-2.11.12 Election of National Athletes' Representative
2.11.12.1The National Athletes' Representative must be at least ...
-2.12.3 Composition of Committees
2.12.3.1The chairman of each committee, except the Players' Committee,...
-2.12.4 General Duties of Committees
2.12.4.1The chairman will invite corresponding committees ...
-2.13.1 Advertising
The Advertising Committee will:...
-2.13.2 Affiliates
The Affiliates Committee will:...
-2.13.3 Coaching
The Coaching Committee will:...
-2.13.4 Disabled Athletes
The Disabled Athletes Committee will:...
-2.13.5 Disciplinary
2.13.5.1The Disciplinary Committee will act on all formal requests ...
-2.13.6 Equipment
The Equipment Committee will:...
-2.13.7 Exhibition
The Exhibition Committee will:...
-2.13.8 Film
The Film Committee will:...
-2.13.9 Inter-Scholastic
The Inter-Scholastic Committee ...
-2.13.10 International
The International Committee will:...
-2.13.11 Library
The Library Committee will:...
-2.13.12 National Publication
The National Publication Committee will:...
-2.13.13 Nominating
The Nominating Committee will:...
-2.13.14 Olympic
The Olympic Committee will:...
-2.13.15 Photographic
The Photographic Committee will:...
-2.13.16 Players'
The Players' Committee will be co-chaired by the Olympic Athletes'...
-2.13.17 Public Relations
The Public Relations Committee will:...
-2.13.18 Rating
The duties of the Rating Committee are described in Section5 of ...
-2.13.19 Rules
The Rules Committee will:...
-2.13.20 Selection
The duties of the Selection Committee are covered in Section4 of ...
-2.13.21 Team Manager
The duties of the team manager are described in By-Law4.6.2 of ...
-2.13.22 Tournament
The Tournament Committee will:...
-2.13.23 Tournament Operations
The Tournament Operations Committee will:...
-2.13.24 Umpires
The Umpires Committee will:...
-2.13.25 Women's
The Women's Committee will:...
-2.13.26 Budget
The Budget Committee will:...
-2.13.27 Resident Training
The Resident Training Committee will:...
-2.13.28 Sports Medicine
The duties of the Sports Medicine Committee and Chairman are ...
-2.13.29 Seniors'
The Seniors' Committee will:...
-6.1.3 Tournaments
3.1.1 A tournament is a complete competition in which play ...
-3.3.1 Regions
The USA will be divided into seven regions (see Tournament Guide)....
-3.3.2 Sanctioning Officials
3.3.2.1U.S. Open Championships, U.S. National Championships (Closed),...
-3.3.3 Sanction Fees
Sanction fees and deposits are as defined in the Fee Schedule....
-3.3.4 Organizations Which May Apply For Sanction
3.3.4.1The USATT conducts major tournaments and grants sanction in ...
-3.7.1 Qualifications for Entry
All entrants must have a valid membership as defined in By-Law2.2.1....
-3.7.3 Events Limited by Age
3.7.3.1The age as of the first day of the tournament will ...
-3.7.4 Events Limited by Playing Standard
3.7.4.1Rated Events - Entry to any rated event may be restricted ...
-3.7.5 Women's Table Tennis
Women will be allowed to play in corresponding men's events in ...
-3.7.6 Dress
Dress must conform with the dress code in the USATT Laws of ...
-3.7.9 Let Due to Accident
3.7.9.1In the event of injury to a player after a match has begun, ...
-3.14.4 Geographic Area
3.14.4.1If the geographic area crosses a district boundary, ...
-3.15.1 Sanction
See By-Law3.3.2....
-3.5.2 Additional Duties of the Sponsor
3.15.2.1To establish the entry fee by agreement with the ...
-3.15.2.6 Awards
To provide the following awards: 3.15.2.6.1Individual awards, ...
-3.15.3 Entries
3.15.3.1The tournament sponsor will mail an entry blank to all ...
-3.15.4 Conduct of Tournament
3.15.4.1The tournament will last at least two and one-half days....
-3.16.1 Sanction
See By-Law3.3.2....
-3.16.3 Requirements
3.16.3.1 All entry fees will be approved by the National Director....
-3.16.4 Conduct
3.16.4.1The following events are mandatory:...
-3.18.4 Qualifications
3.18.4.1Any athlete who enters the United States after July10, 1988,...
-3.19.1 A player who is classified as an amateur may not:
3.19.1.1Be or have been a professional athlete in any sport or ...
-3.19.2 The USATT or any affiliate thereof may provide subventions to amateur players from the proceeds of contracts as described inBy-Law3.19.1.2 provided that:
3.19.2.1Not less than 15% of such proceeds is retained by the USATT ...
-4.1.1 Membership
The Selection Committee will consist of the following:...
-4.1.2 Duties
4.1.2.1The Committee will select all players on all teams ...
-4.3.2 Establishment of Order
4.3.2.1At least once each year, a national team trial will be held ...
-4.3.3 Change of Order
4.3.3.1After at least four months, a new national trial may be ...
-4.4.1.9 The USATT code of conduct is as follows:
If selected:...
-4.5.5.1 Medical Code
4.5.5.1.1Any use of a substance currently listed by the USOC ...
-4.5.5.2 Organization
4.5.5.2.1The chairman and the Olympic Athletes' Representative ...
-4.5.5.3 Purposes
4.5.5.3.1The USATT Drug Control Program can be utilized only ...
-4.5.5.4 Athlete Selection
4.5.5.4.1At the trials, every athlete selected to represent ...
-4.5.5.5 Penalties
4.5.5.5.1An athlete testing positive for a banned substance for ...
-4.5.5.6 Specimen Collection Procedures
4.5.5.6.1The USATT Drug Control Program shall adopt the ...
-4.5.5.7 Chain of Custody
4.5.5.7.1The USATT Drug Control Program shall adopt the Chain ...
-4.5.5.8 Education
4.5.5.8.1The chairman and the Olympic Athletes' ...
-4.5.5.9 Notification of Results
4.5.5.9.1The President of the USATT and the tested athletes ...
-4.5.5.10 Definitions
4.5.5.10.1Doping -Doping is the administration of or the use by ...
-4.6.1 Selection
4.6.1.1One team manager, one men's captain, and one women's ...
-4.6.3 Responsibilities of Team Captain
4.6.3.1Be responsible for fitness programs, selection of players ...
-4.6.4 Other Officials
4.6.4.1Honorary officials may be appointed but will not ...
-4.7.1 Playing Dress
4.7.1.1At all times, players will dress as instructed by the ...
-6.1.5 Ratings
5.1.1 The Rating Committee will be structured as described in By-...
-5.2.1 Rating List
The Rating Committee will update the rating list periodically, ...
-5.2.5 Seedings
The Rating Committee or its chairman will make all seedings ...
-6.1.6 Index
-7.1. ITTF Rules 1991-1993
7.1.1
-1.2 Composition
1.2.1 The ITTF shall consist of the affiliated table tennis organisations, ...
-1.3 Principles
1.3.1 The principles of the ITTF shall be general unity of action, mutual ...
-1.4 Objects
1.4.1 The objects of the ITTF shall be:...
-1.5 Management
1.5.1 The governing body of the ITTF shall be the General Meeting, consisting ...
-1.6 Officers
1.6.1 The Officers of the ITTF shall be a President, a Deputy President, a ...
-1.7 Council
1.7.1 The Council shall consist of the Officers, Continental representatives ...
-1.8 Executive Board
1.8.1 An Executive Board, consisting of the Officers, shall meet at intervals ...
-1.9 Executive Committee
1.9.1 An Executive Committee, consisting of the President, the Deputy ...
-1.10 Olympics Commission
1.10.1 The Olympics Commission shall consist of the Officers and a ...
-1.11 Secretary-General
1.11.1 The Council shall appoint a Secretary-General on agreed terms and ...
-1.12 Special Committees
1.12.1 The BGM shall appoint special Committees to study particular aspects of ...
-1.13 Eligibility for Office
1.13.1 Nominations for ITTF Officers and for members of the Council, Olympics ...
-1.14 Administration
1.14.1
-1.15 Finance
1.15.1
-1.16 Membership
1.16.1
-1.17 Associated Organisations
1.17.1 Continental ...
-1.18 General Meetings
1.18.1 Place and ...
-1.19 Changes to Rules
1.19.1 Amendments or additions to the Constitution and the Laws of Table ...
-1.20 Penalties
1.20.1 A General Meeting may caution, censure, fine or suspend an Association ...
-1.21 Dissolution
1.21.1 The ITTF shall not be dissolved except at a General Meeting specially ...
-2.1 Jurisdiction of Associations
7.1.2 Disciplinary ...
-2.2 Unaffiliated Players and Organisations
2.2.1 The purpose of these regulations is to control, but not to prevent, play ...
-2.3 Eligibility for the Olympic Games
2.3.1 To be eligible to play in the Olympic Games, a player ...
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 1 The Table
3.1.1 The upper surface of the table, known as the playing surface, shall be ...
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 2 The Net Assembly
3.2.1 The net assembly shall consist of the net, its suspension and the ...
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 3 The Ball
3.3.1 The ball shall be spherical, with a diameter of 38mm....
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 4 The Racket
3.4.1 The racket may be of any size, shape or weight but the blade shall be ...
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 5 Definitions
3.5.l A rally is the period during which the ball is in play....
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 6 Service
3.6.1 At the start of service the ball shall rest freely on the flat, ...
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 7 A Good Return
3.7.1 The ball, having been served or returned, shall be struck so that it ...
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 8 The Order of Play
3.8.1 In singles, the server shall first make a good service, the receiver ...
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 9 In Play
3.9.1 The ball shall be in play from the last moment at which it is stationary ...
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 10 A Let
3.10.1 The rally shall be a ...
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 11 A Point
3.11.1 Unless the rally is a let, a player shall lose a ...
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 12 A Game
3.12.1 A game shall be won by the player or pair first scoring 21 points ...
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 13 A Match
3.13.1 A match shall consist of the best of three games or the best of five ...
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 14 The Choice of Serving, Receiving and Ends
3.14.1 The right to make first choice shall be decided by lot....
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 15 The Order of Serving, Receiving and Ends
3.15.1 After 5 points have been scored the receiving player or pair shall ...
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 16 Out of Order of Serving, Receiving and Ends
3.16.1 If a player serves or receives out of turn, play shall be interrupted ...
-7.1.3 The Laws Of Table Tennis 17 The Expedite System
3.17.1 The expedite system shall come into operation if a game is unfinished ...
-4.1 Scope of Laws and Regulations - Regulations For International Competitions
4.1.1 Types of ...
-4.2 Equipment and Playing Conditions - Regulations For International Competitions
4.2.1 Playing ...
-4.3 Jurisdiction of Officials - Regulations For International Competitions
4.3.1
-4.4 Match Conduct - Regulations For International Competitions
4.4.1
-4.5 Draw for Knock-out Competitions - Regulations For International Competitions
4.5.1 Byes and ...
-4.6 Organisation of Competitions - Regulations For International Competitions
4.6.1
-4.7 International Qualification - Regulations For International Competitions
4.7.1 These regulations shall apply to all international team competitions, ...
-5.1 Authority for Organisation - Regulations For World Championships
5.1.1 The title World Championships, referred to in this Chapter as ...
-5.2 Responsibilities of Organisers - Regulations For World Championships
5.2.1 An Association granted the right to organise the Championships shall be ...
-5.3 Entry - Regulations For World Championships
5.3.1
-5.4 Jury - Regulations For World Championships
5.4.1 Matters of appeal within the jurisdiction of a tournament management ...
-5.5 Team Events - Regulations For World Championships
5.5.1 System of ...
-5.6 Individual Events - Regulations For World Championships
5.6.1 There shall be not more than 128 entries in the first round proper of a ...
-5.7 Awards and Presentations - Regulations For World Championships
5.7.1. The permanent Championship trophies shall be:...
-6.1 Tournaments - Regulations For Other World Title Competitions
6.1.1 The World Cup Tournament will be held annually....
-6.2 Authority - Regulations For Other World Title Competitions
-6.3 Appointments - Regulations For Other World Title Competitions
-6.4 Publications - Regulations For Other World Title Competitions
-6.5 Expenses - Regulations For Other World Title Competitions
-6.6 Playing System - Regulations For Other World Title Competitions
-7.1.7 Directives: Match Officials At World Title Competitions
1 At least 50% of the total number of umpires shall be International Umpires ...
-7.2. ITTF Rule Changes
-8.1. ITTF Directory of Associations
(note: currently partially complete, and IS08859-1 Latin font is used)...
-8.1.1 Applicant Associations
The following Associations have applied for affiliation to the ITTF....
-8.1.2 Suspended Associations
-8.1.3 Associations in contact
Details of the following table tennis Associations are given for ...









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