Tennis australia rules
Rules / August 19, 2017

Tennis australia rules

A new rule designed to tackle the issue of players retiring early in matches due to pre-existing injuries could be adopted by the Australian Open as early as next year. It comes as former world No.9 Nicolas Almagro denied that he entered his first-round match at the Australian Open believing he wasn t fully fit, despite admitting that a scan taken last week confirmed…

Official ping pong serving rules
Rules / August 4, 2017

Official ping pong serving rules

THIS SPORTING LIFE What is the difference between pingpong and table tennis? Jackie Rigley, Ilkeston Derbyshire In pingpong the ball must bounce on your side of the table before going over the net after you hit it. It is this extra bounce that gives the game the onomatopoeic name of pingpong. Apart from this the game is identical to table tennis. Geoff Badgerton…

Official rules of ping pong
Rules / June 2, 2017

Official rules of ping pong

Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 4, 29 days before the Washington Redskins cut their roster to 53 on September 2. Timeline The Redskins last played a game 215 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles at FedEx Field in 37 days. Today’s schedule: Off day Days until: —Preseason opener @ Ravens (8/10) 6 —Preseason vs. Packers at…

Official table tennis size
Size Of Tennis Table / June 8, 2017

Official table tennis size

Ping pong, or table tennis, is a popular, recreational game played in activity centers and basements. It is also an official Olympic sport. The tables used for competitive table tennis must meet certain dimension specifications. The tables used for recreational ping pong do not necessarily meet these same standards. The ITTF dictates that an official ping pong table…

Rules of pong
Rules / March 31, 2017

Rules of pong

These rules are designed with three purposes in mind: Fairness to all players Efficiency in running a maximum number of games simultaneously Minimization of possible disputes between participants These rules are meant to be applied to all BPONG Sanctioned events. However, some elements of these rules are specific to The World Series of Beer Pong, including Tournament…

Size of a table tennis
Size Of Tennis Table / August 7, 2017

Size of a table tennis

Table tennis balls are capricious little things. Infinitesimal variations in size and imperceptible deviations in construction can have considerable ramifications for how they spin, fly and bounce. Casual players — people in suburban garages or fraternity houses — tend not to notice such details. But professionals obsess over them. The balls at the Olympics, then…

Rules of serving in table tennis
Rules / May 27, 2017

Rules of serving in table tennis

Serving is pretty important, because it s the first thing you do in a point. This part of the guide focuses on the serve widely accepted in social play, ignoring the rules set for tournament play by the USATT. For the curious, tournament serving requires that the ball lays on the server s open palm, not moving, then must be thrown at least 16cm upwards ( near vertical…

Official table tennis serving rules
Rules / June 29, 2017

Official table tennis serving rules

Hold the ball flat in the palm of your hand. To start a legal serve, keep your hand completely open and flat after you pick up the ball. Let the ball sit there for a second or two, as your hand needs to be stationary, or still, before you throw it up into the air. Any illegal serve can result in the official calling it “incorrect.” While you may be warned one time…

Rules of doubles table tennis
Rules / June 26, 2017

Rules of doubles table tennis

China has won gold in all but one Olympic doubles table tennis event. Rob Carr/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images Doubles table tennis has been featured in the Summer Olympics Games since its introduction in the 1988 Seoul games. Doubles presents a more complex strategic challenge than singles table tennis, because teammates must take turns hitting the ball. Efficiently…

Rules and regulations of tennis singles
Rules / July 11, 2017

Rules and regulations of tennis singles

Understanding the general rules and regulations of tennis is a first step to enjoying a sport you can play all year-round, with minimal equipment and just one other person. While there are slight rules variations between amateur and professional tennis, the object of the game is the same at all levels. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the sport s global…

Table tennis net rules
Rules / July 17, 2017

Table tennis net rules

Image Source/Getty Images In table tennis, during a point, does the ball have to travel over the net before hitting the other side of the court, or is it legal to hit the ball around the net straight onto the opponent s court? Also, can the ball be legally hit underneath the net assembly (the part that protrudes off the table and holds the net up), say for example…

Olympic ping pong rules
Rules / June 20, 2017

Olympic ping pong rules

Like the opening week of March Madness—the best part of that tournament—part of the joy of watching the Olympics is the overwhelming amount of action. At any point in the day, you can flip on the TV and take in a wide variety of sports and “sports, ” and in the same way that the promise of happening upon a random 3 vs. 14 seed matchup as some mid-major proceeds to…

Rules on serving in ping pong
Rules / March 28, 2017

Rules on serving in ping pong

Basic ping pong rules, or to give them their correct title - The Laws of Table Tennis - are the same for both amateurs and professionals, BUT for higher levels of play there are many additional regulations which supplement these simple ping pong rules. How many of these additional regulations are actually used will depend upon the standard of the competition being…

Regulation pong table size
Size Of Tennis Table / July 17, 2017

Regulation pong table size

Beer Pong is a sport in which opposing players attempt to toss table tennis balls into each others cups. When cups are hit the other team has to remove the cup and drink the beverage in the cup. The team that has cups remaining wins the game of beer pong. History Rumor has it that beer pong was created during the early 1980 s at Dartmouth College, where paddles were…