Table tennis is a popular sport that requires players to adhere to a set of rules and regulations. Games are typically played with 11 points, and the best three out of five games are usually played. When serving, players must comply with an intricate set of rules. Most casual ping pong players serve illegally and don't even know they're doing it.
Team secretaries are responsible for ensuring that all players sign and comply with the Code of Conduct. If the League approves a resolution calling for the dissolution of the League, the Secretary General shall within one month convene an Extraordinary General Assembly to discuss and vote on this resolution. If a player has played for another team (from the same club) in the Handicap Cup competition, he will be tied with that team throughout the tournament. In the event that no mutual agreement is reached, the Steering Committee shall determine the outcome of the games not played or, alternatively, may order that the remaining matches be played at a later date. Players can touch the ball or table with the hand of the paddle (after reaching out to return a short serve, for example) or other parts of the body. When playing doubles, players must hit the ball across the court from their right half to the right half of the opponent's table.
Singles players can serve anywhere on the table, as long as it bounces first on their side and then on the other side. If playing doubles, players must hit him on the other side of the court so that he bounces on their side of the table and then on the right side of the opponents. To serve legally, players must hold the ball behind the end line and above the height of the table. Before starting any season, clubs must complete a membership form and return it to the treasurer of the League along with the membership fee due. No player may play for more than one team in any game week, except for special conditions outlined in Rule.
Failure to comply with these rules may result in loss of points or imposition of a fine or suspension by League Management Committee. Table tennis serves generate a lot of debate among players because some of the rules are not very simple. In pickleball, serves must be played with a blow underhand and contact must be made below waist, while in table tennis it can be served with any movement as long as service is legal. If ball is in play when play is interrupted, play will resume with service of player who served on rally interrupted. A Management Committee composed of officers plus five members elected annually shall meet no less than four times during year to discuss and decide on any matter that arises. To ensure fair play and adherence to rules, clubs must complete membership forms and return them to treasurer along with membership fee due.
Players must also sign Code of Conduct and abide by all rules set forth by League Management Committee.