Table Tennis Rules

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Here is the short version of scoring...

  • A game is to 11 points
  • A player must win each game by 2 (or more) points
  • A point is awarded per each serve (or serve attempt)
  • Alternate serve between players every two points
  • If the score reaches 10-10, alternate serve between players after every point until one player reaches a score 2 greater than the opponent
  • Players switch table ends after each game
  • A match is a best of an odd number of games - Usually best of 5 or best of 7
  • If a match proceeds to the maximum number of games, switch table ends when the first player reaches 5 points
Last Published: Mon Mar 11 21:38:44 CDT 2013