Video:Quick Tip: Points in Table Tennis Matcheswith Jon Gustavson
Table tennis games have a particular point system for winning a match and games within the table tennis match. Watch this About.com video to learn more about the intricacies in the table tennis points system.See Transcript
Transcript:Quick Tip: Points in Table Tennis Matches
I’m Jon Gustavson with the Atlanta Georgia Table Tennis Association for About.com. Today we’re going to talk about keeping score in table tennis.
Scoring a Table Tennis Game
Once the person serves and gets a point, either by hitting the ball past the person or forcing them to make an error by hitting the ball in the net or off the table- You score you get one point. After two points, then it switches to the other person gets his turn to serve until one person has eleven points and that becomes one game.
Winning in a Table Tennis Match
At the end of that game players switch sides and play another game until you’ve played an entire match, which is the best of five and, in some cases the best of seven. One exception is if the score gets to be ten to ten then serves alternate and each player takes a turn serving until one of the players has won by two and then that ends the game.
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