Table tennis, which means 'the tennis on table ', is a world popular ball sports.
Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth using table tennis rackets.
China holds a very strong status in table tennis history,
Since 1960s, Chinese table tennis players made the most of the world championship, or even several times took all the titles throughout the event.
Present table tennis is 40.00 mm in diameter; weight 2.6 to 2.8 grams, white, yellow or orange. The table is 2.74 m long, 1.525 m wide, and 76 cm high with a cross network in the middle. Players should be equipped with a laminated wooden racket covered with rubber on one or two sides depending on the grip of the player. Table tennis regulations allow different surfaces on each side of the racket which provides various levels of spin or speed.
Except for the initial serve, players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. The rule of the game is easy but it demands quick reactions. After getting two points each the receiving side becomes the serving side, until the end of the game the council, or until both sides have reached the score of 10 points, use alternation of serve, then the order of serve and return of serve is still the same, but each made only one round of the ball.
The following is the competition rules of table tennis:
1. Serve, return of serve and the choice of orientation
Selecting serving, receiving and site power should be determined by ballot. Successful applicants can choose to serve first or to return of serve first. When one player selected before the first serve or return of serve or choose a venue, the other players should have another choice of power.
2. Serving, receiving order and direction error handling
Once a judge find that serving, receiving the order of the error, our players should be exchanged without exchanging position, should be immediately suspended the game, according to court should be served or received by the athletes serve or return of serve. In any case, all the scores before the error is were valid
3. Legal fight back
After Serve or fight back, the player must hit the side. The ball directly over or around the net device, or touch the net device, and then touch the other station areas. Above, are all legally fight back
Opponent fails to make a correct service or return or strikes the ball twice successively, or strikes the ball with a side of the racket blade whose surface is not covered with rubber and so on. A point is scored by the player for such of the above results of the rally
5. A round of the match
A table tennis game shall be won by the player first scoring 11 points, when both players score 10 points, the game shall be won by the first player subsequently gaining a lead of 2 points.