Can you hit with different hands during the same
Also, is racket throwing authorised?
I know that in tennis you are allowed to use either hand to hit the ball with the racquet during any point, set or match. You may not use more than one racquet during any single point, though (though you are allowed to switch racquets between points). And racquet throwing (for the purpose of hitting the ball) is not allowed - the racquet must be in your hand at the point of contact or you lose the point. It is perfectly legal though, between shots, to drop the racquet and pick it back up and continue the point.
Yes, it is LEGAL to switch racket "handed-ness" during play. From the USTA web site:
Also, I have cousins in the Miami area who have played tennis with Jai alai players who will switch handed-ness frequently even during the same point / rally.
In tennis, rule #24, which covers all the scenarios in which a player loses a point, does not forbid a player from switching the hand that holds the racket.
To address your second question:
USTA Regulations IV.D. Table 17 provides an official with guidelines on when to assess a penalty for racket abuse.
The guidelines state an official should always penalize throwing a racket that, even inadvertently, strikes a person.
The guidelines state an official should generally penalize:
The guidelines state an official should sometimes penalize:
The complete friend at court is here: http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/2012%20FRIEND%20AT%20COURT.pdf
It is perfectly legal in table tennis to change the racket to other hand during a point. Though uncommon and extremely difficult, it does provide a few exciting moments for the spectators.
And if it is legal for a point, it should be legal for a set and a match as well.