Yes; the ball can hit anywhere in the area below the wrist of your paddle-hand.
Also, sometime in 2011, they changed the rules to allow the ball to hit
that area TWICE, if it was accidental -- that is, as long as it's the same continuous stroke of the paddle -- and, the ball can never hit any place other than that area.
For example, if the ball deflects off your wrist AND THEN nicks/scrapes part of a finger, that's OK -- you just keep playing the point. However, if the ball
strikes any area above your wrist (of your paddle-hand), then you lose
that point (i.e. volley) -- and game then resumes as normal with the next serve for whoever is serving.
Another note on this: If you suspect your opponent of hitting the ball twice
outside the area mentioned above, then you should immediately call a "let"
and clarify what you saw and declare the point is yours. However, if your
opponent says it didn't happen that way, then you MUST call for a "referee" IF you do not accept the opponents' explanation of where/what the ball struck -- HOWEVER, usually you would ACCEPT your opponents' explanation, because table-tennis is a game among honorable players.
Joe Gervais (id=JoeG314) Nov. 13, 2009 (revised Nov. 12, 2011) (TT player in Saint Paul, Minnesota)
In my league, you can't touch the table or net with your free hand. If you do, automatic loss of point. Your paddle may touch the table with no penalty.
"yes you can there will be no harm" and the ball must be inside not out
It is illegal to use two hands when holding a racket according to the ITTF rules.
You can touch the ball when it is not in play.
When the ball is in play, you cannot touch it.
No, you cannot hit the ball with your hand unless it is holding the racket.
The correct name for a Table Tennis paddle is a table tennis racket.
Yes, it is OK for the racket to touch the table.
You have your choice. If you like the metric system, measure your ping pong table in meters. If you prefer the English system, measure your ping pong table in feet.
Among the only songs "about Ping Pong" are a 2007 Enrique Iglesias song called "Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song)." While not referring directly to the jargon of the game, the track has a sample of a ping pong ball bouncing in a steady rhythm throughout. The Raffi song "Bananaphone" also has a lyric "Ping-pong ping-pong, ping-pong, ping."
Use it as the paddle.
ping pong Ping pong.
pong (as in ping-pong), pung, or pinged.
Books were used as paddles to hit the ball in Ping Pong with the game originated in the 1880's.
No, ping pong chess is not a game.wait, yes it is...
Konami's Ping Pong was created in 1985.
Konami's Ping Pong happened in 1985.
The Ping Pong EP was created in 1997.