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  1. Preliminary matches are usually the best of 3 or 5 games. CHAMPIONSHIP matches are often the best of 7 or 9 games.
  2. After deciding the serve, each player will serve TWO points each.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.
  5. If you volley the ball while it is still above the table surface, you lose the point.
  6. If you move the table, or touch it with your free hand, during the rally, you lose the point.
  7. If a you or your clothing touches the net or post during the rally, you lose the point.
  8. If you hit the ball twice in succession, you lose the point.
  9. If your shot hits a wall, the ceiling, or misses the opponent's side of the table, you lose the point.
  10. Change ends of the table after each game.
  11. The player who serves at the beginning of a game is the receiver at the beginning of the next game.
  12. After the first player scores the 5th point in the final game of the match, change ends. If you forgot to change at 5, then change as soon as you realize it.
  13. If your opponent distracts you by talking or yelling while the ball is in play, play a let.
  14. At 10-10, the score is called "Deuce". A player must then win by 2 points. Alternate serves until one player has a 2-point lead.
  15. Games are played to 11 point (NOT 21).
  16. Shake hands after every match to show good sportsmanship.
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There are a LOT of rules, and I'm not too familiar with the game, but a good website to check out is:

http://www.usatt.org/rules/index.shtml

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well you said you wern't familiar with the game and that's your website there... is it just me or does it sound like you put fake rules on your website!?!?!?!?

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In ping pong, the first player to 11 points wins the game. Players take turns serving. A point is scored each time the ball is served. The edge of the table is in bounds but the sides are out of bounds.

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11y ago

here are some of the rules:

you must serve behind the table, and not leen over it when service is being taken.

you must not put your hand on the table when a point is in progress even if you are playing the match.

you must not put of the opponent

the referees decision is always final

if you double fault then you lose the point

if you drop the ball when you ar ebaout to serve then you lose the point

there are others and if you would like to know more then write to em at wdillon425@hotmail.com thanks

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10y ago

The rules of Table Tennis state that a game is now played to the score of 11 points. It used to be played until 21 points, but that was changed after 2001. Who serves first is supposed to be decided by coin toss or some other random method. The winner of the toss can opt to serve, have the other player serve, or choose which side of the table he wishes to play first. If the player choose a table side, the opponent gets to choose if he wants to serve first or not. Those are the rules to start the match, but there are many others related to scoring, playing doubles, and so forth.

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the rules are you like men and you are a waste off life

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