The game is played on a rectangular table with a net that divides the table into two halves.
The objective 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 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.
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 a two point margin.
The first player to win the best of five games wins the match. Matches sometimes include more games.