This article will help you understand the official ittf table tennis rules and regulations. Not only is the game easy to learn, but it is also extremely fun and requires little financial investment or space. He is a lefthanded player who plays with the shakehand grip and is sponsored by butterfly. It contains everything you need to know about the rules and regulations of table tennis and its all explained simply and clearly. Ittf official international table tennis federation rules. Larry hodges table tennis book collection last updated nov. Ittf decides sanctions for chinese trio for china open. Throughout the history of table tennis the international table tennis federation ittf have amended the service rules many times as the best players develop ever more elaborate service techniques in order to gain an advantage over their opponent, the ittf respond by amending the service rules in an attempt to reduce their effectiveness. All candidates must be competent in english and should be well versed with ittf handbook for referees and ittf rule book.
Ittf rules and regulations the ease and relative affordability of table tennis has made it one of the most popular sports in the world today in participation. To receive the latest updates on the happenings in the singapore sports scene, or to find out. Invitation to brisbane, home of international referees school. The ittf supervises the staging of world championships annually, which involve over 800 players from all continents, and several other world title events. It lists all uk rules and regulations, in alphabetical order, covered by this website.
For the full set of rules and regulations, visit the ittfs handbook. Frequently asked questions about ping pong killerspin. Persons whose questions can be easily answered by consulting the official table tennis rules will be, at best, directed to that source. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. Changes have been made to simplify some rules, to clarify others, and to make it. A point is scored after each ball is put into play not just when the server wins the point as in volleyball. As the best players develop ever more elaborate service techniques in order to gain an advantage over their opponent, the ittf respond by amending the service rules in an attempt to reduce their effectiveness. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Alphabetical list of united kingdom rules and regulations. Furthermore, in addition to hospitality costs, candidates must pay the course fee of 90. Rule 5 each rgb identifies 1 top shooter national champion, best performer of the moment, etc.
International table tennis federation show navigation. A new coaching rule has arisen as a result of the board meeting by ittf prior to the world championships and will be implemented in october 2016. The coaching rule will allow coaching in between points. Chinese trio fined for china open forfeits, says ittf. All other rules are now included in chapters 2 and 3 of the ittf handbook, and are explained, where necessary, in the ittf handbook for match officials, these 2 documents are available from urc section. Table tennis official rules and quick guide pongworld.
Table tennis, also known as pingpong and whiffwhaff, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small rackets. Definitions of ittf, synonyms, antonyms, derivatives of ittf, analogical dictionary of ittf english. Official message to table tennis manufacturers and national associations from international table tennis federation ittf to be distributed to table tennis players. The laws of table tennis page 26 ittf handbook 2014 2015 2. Ittf eligibility rule attention all coaches, clubs and usatt members the international table tennis federation changed the athletes eligibility for world title events in 2008. Rule book the rules form the basis of members policies of insurance with itic. Games are played to 11 points players serve two serves each, alternating. The bottom of the net, along its whole length, shall be as close as possible to the playing surface and the ends of the net shall be as close as possible to the supporting posts. To help you quickly get back to your game we have compiled a list of common table tennis questions and. Around 120 international tournaments are sanctioned by the ittf yearly. As part of the integration process, relevant parts of the ittf ptt handbook have now been consolidated in directives outlining the regulations for ptt tournaments.
The dimensions of an approved table tennis table are. Code of ethics any action of an unsportsmanlike or unethical nature during tournament play, in the tournament room, or on the grounds of the host facility, will be considered a violation of the code of ethics. As part of the integration process, relevant parts of the ittf ptt handbook have now been consolidated in directives outlining the. World top three male table tennis players are welcomed back to the ittf world tour from 31 oct. Events ittf world tour 2020 wt events ittf challenge series 2020 challenge events world cup. The current ittf handbook is available in its entirety on the ittf website for printing or. Table tennis england the national governing body of sport. In fact, the commonlaw principles of english law apply throughout england and wales. All rules are subject to change at the discretion of the lu ims administrative staff.
Includes table tennis rules a3 poster pdf for printing, and simple answers to. Ive added about 100 books since the picture above was taken. The international table tennis federation ittf is the sports main regulatory body and sets the rules for the game. Pdf ittf scored a goal changes of rules in table tennis.
Pingpong is no different, and sometimes it is even harder due to the constant rule. Discover more about our ethics commission and the itf code of ethics read more. Clarifications from the international table tennis federation ittf rules committee chairman, rudi sporrer, on rule 2. In this post, i will clearly explain the most important rules of table tennis and in doing so, put an end to the countless arguments occur each day across the globe. For each game, the first player to reach 11 points wins that game, however a game must be won by at least a two point margin. Liam pitchford is into the last 16 of the hungarian open, while tintin ho has a doubles quarterfinal to look forward to on friday.
Factor structure of competitive activities of top table tennis. Table tennis school teachers and coaches may find it easier to study the key elements in the pdf rules book. Contact usatt headquarters 7198664583 to buy a copy of the the newest edition of the ittf rule book. Rule book definition and meaning collins english dictionary. Note only books in english are actively being collected. Frequently asked questions about ping pong reading an official table tennis rule book is boring. The international table tennis federation ittf, founded in 1926, is the worldgoverning body of the sport of table tennis with 226 member associations in the world. Ittf ptt rules and regulations last update on tuesday march 19, 2019. A lot of the time its difficult to find the answer to even the most common of questions.
The ittf supervises the staging of world championships annually, and several other world title events. The international table tennis federation ittf is the international governing body of table tennis. Except for the initial serve, the rules are generally as follows. I apologize in advance if this is old news or if there are typos. So with this fully uptodate e book in your hands you can just concentrate on mastering the rules and regulations in the fastest possible time, safe in the knowledge that you have the correct information. A post entitled table tennis rules and regulations might sound boring, but it isnt. The international table tennis federation ittf, founded in 1926, is the worldgoverning body of the sport of table tennis with 220 member associations in the world. It is these very principles that provides each countrys citizens with all the. Not much detail has been released about how far the rule goes, but you can only assume it means that all side coaching will become legal. Rulebook meaning in the cambridge english dictionary.
You will find a concise list of keywords and phrases in the table tennis terminology az section. Rule 6 select shooters between 21th to 25th of the last 5 world championship competitions. Lin started competing in the international table tennis federation ittf senior circuit. The competitive table tennis regulations are based largely on the. Table tennis rules and regulations expert table tennis. All rules and regulations made by the ittf are for ittf events but they also form the basis for all organised table tennis around the world, and therefore they are the rules which i discuss here on my web site. The ball shall be spherical, with a diameter of 40mm. One of the most confusing aspects of any sport for beginners is learning and understanding all the rules of the game. Greg letts is a worldranked table tennis player and an australian level 1 table tennis coach. The ball shall be made of celluloid or similar plastics material and shall be white or.
We shall try to respond to legitimate questions promptly. This latest revision of the itsf rule book is the culmination of a collaborative effort with input from many players and referees from around the world under the direction of the itsf rules commission. Your equipment while there are fewer restrictions in a friendly match, the ittf carefully regulates the equipment used during a tournament. Official rules of table tennis usa and international. The playing surface shall not include the vertical sides of the tabletop. The table the upper surface of the table, known as the playing surface, shall be rectangular, 2. Table tennis rules questions learn to play table tennis. Table tennis book the rules and regulations explained. Click on picture for larger image large enough that you can read the writing on the books. Sometimes all you want to know are the basic rules to play a friendly match of ping pong.
International table tennis federation, an international sports governing body for all national table tennis associations. The 2017 rules will apply to any policy of insurance with itic which commences, or renews, on or after 1st june 2017. This section is for those who would like to download the official rule book we recommend reading through the simplified guide to ping pong rules and regulations first the portable document format may be useful once you are familiar with the basic version. Itsf rule book international table soccer federation. A rule book is a book containing the official rules for a particular game, job, or. Read the itf constitution, which governs how we operate read more. Players have to do their upmost to win a match and shall not withdraw except for reasons of illness or injury. The selection should be made sequentially from the most recent world championship to. We also provide answers to the most asked questions in the table tennis faq guide.1217 219 122 95 295 693 334 1266 1344 91 1336 408 1312 287 989 690 749 1268 589 592 973 1196 991 139 764 1069 1263 1349 924 794 1075 1479 708 545 730 42 535 1106 125 799 989 1114 1445 44