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Some of the Rules

 

         A player loses the point if he or she touches the table with the free hand or touches the net or net post during play.

         If the ball hits any part of a player's body or clothing while the ball is over the table, it is ruled an obstruction, and the offending player loses the point.

         Players may not volley, or hit the ball before it bounces.

         A player who makes a double hit loses the point.

         A player who bumps the table heavily enough to move it loses the point.

 

 

Equipment

 

         The ball must be white or orange, have a 40mm diameter and weigh 2.7 grams.

(The new official ball is 2 mm's thicker than the original 38-mm ball). Specifications for the rackets' rubber surfaces are extremely specific. Players are allowed to use either pimpled rubber or sandwich rubber. Important, the rubber should be approved by the ITTF.

 

Clothing

 

         Fully white or yellow shirts are not allowed (UP TO THE ORGANIZERS)

         Any particular shoes the players must not wear while playing, depending on the surface they are playing on (UP TO THE ORGANIZERS).

 

Competition format

 

Yet to be decided.