Table Tennis question about hitting bat on table

Submitted by Rakesh
(India)

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I have a table tennis question for you that I can't find the answer to.

When we are playing a game, what happens if we hit the bat on the table?

Is it allowed?

----- Martin's Reply -----

 By Martin Hughes
 Owner and Editor



Rakesh,

Thanks for your question.

It's OK if your bat hits the table when you are playing your shot - whether it is during a rally or when serving.

The only time it would be a problem is if you moved the table at the same time. If you move the table, you lose the point.

The official name for a bat is a racket, but it's called a paddle or a bat by some people.

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