Table Tennis Basic Rules For Kids
Table Tennis Rules
The game is played on a rectangular table with a net that divides the table into two halves.
The goal is to hit the ball over the net onto the opponent’s side of the table without them being able to hit the ball back in return.
Players hit the ball using paddles, which generally have a red side and a black side.
Players toss the ball into the air before they hit the ball to the opposite side of the table.
Players score one point when their opponent is unable to return the ball to their side of the table.
Players also score a point if their opponent hits the ball before it bounces on their side of the table.
The serving player switches after the server has served twice.
Tennis table matches consist of a series of games.
For each game, the first player to reach 11 points wins, but a game must be won by at least two points.
The first player to win three games wins the match. Matches sometimes require a player to win four or more games.