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Each player has two serves.

Service alternates between opponents until one player scores 11 points, unless both players or pairs score 10 points (called deuce).

If both players reach 10 points, then service alternates after each point, until one player gains a two point lead.

When the rules of Table Tennis were changed in 2001 to make each game up to 11 points instead of 21 points, the number of serves that each player had was also changed.

Now, each player has two serves each, whereas in the old 21 point system, each player had five serves each.

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