BFA Table Tennis (Ping Pong) Club
The BFA table tennis club is all about fun and doing your own thing. There are kids on the team that are competitive and there are kids that come just for the fun environment. The club ranges from grades 9-12 and there are no requirements!
After deciding the serve, each player will serve five points each.
If a player serves a net ball (called a ‘let serve’), the point is replayed. (There are no limits to the number of let serves a player may serve.)
The server in singles can serve anywhere: short, long, straight, or cross-court. Only in doubles do you have to serve diagonally from your right court to the opponent’s right court.
If you volley the ball while it is still above the table surface, you lose the point.
If you move the table, or touch it with your free hand, during the rally, you lose the point.
If a you or your clothing touches the net or post during the rally, you lose the point.
If you hit the ball twice in succession, you lose the point.
If your shot hits a wall, the ceiling, or misses the opponent’s side of the table, you lose the point.
Change ends of the table after each game.
The player who serves at the beginning of a game is the receiver at the beginning of the next game.
If your opponent distracts you by talking or yelling while the ball is in play, play a let.
At 21-21, the score is called “Deuce”. A player must then win by 2 points. Alternate serves until one player has a 2-point lead.
Games are played to 21 points
Shake hands after every match to show good sportsmanship
If you have any questions about any rules ask any one at the club and they will be more than willing to help you out!