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Questions about the International Table Tennis Federation.

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How does one become ranked by ITTF?

I was playing table tennis and met someone who was ranked 250 worldwide by International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). Unfortunately, I did not have the chance to ask him how he went about doing ...
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In table tennis, can you serve from the side of the table provided the ball is being hit from outside of the playing surface

Now I know that in TT, you have to serve the ball from behind the table and above the playing surface. My question is, can I stand sideways to the Table and make the serve provided my ball is still ...
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In table tennis, ITTF rules, what constitutes moving the playing surface (table)?

You lose a point if you move the table. but what does "moves" constitute? Is it rolling/moving leg? or as small as a vibration. 2.10.1.9 if an opponent, or anything an opponent wears or carries, ...
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In singles table tennis, is it considered bad sportsmanship to intentionally serve deceptively, even if following the ITTF rules

According to the ITTF Handbook, the rule about diagonal serves only applies to doubles: As the ball is falling the server shall strike it so that it touches first his or her court and then, touches ...
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In table tennis what is the largest ITTF tournament event of the year?

Just started watching more table tennis with the use of ITTV. In sports, there are many competitions that muster the best athletes in the world: world series, superbowl, the olympics, tour de france, ...
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Can you hold a tabletennis paddle with two hands?

By ITTF regulation, is it legal to hold a paddle with two hands? On one serve, someone managed to return by using his normal hand with the addition of his other to stabilize the paddle better. Is ...
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2014 New Table Tennis ball material rules for ITTF

I was reading on reddit that there's a new ball being used for table tennis. Is this true? Are there new rules in place regarding a new ball? If so what caused the change to of rules?
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In table tennis, why is a ball that hits the edge considered in?

The answer to this question states that a ball that hits any part of the top of the table (including the edge) is considered in-bounds. My question is why is a ball that hits the edge (and bounces ...
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Is it legal to have a table tennis blade glued with one smooth rubber side rubber another pimpled rubber?

I know it's illegal to have both rubber sides of the table tennis blade be the same color. Is it illegal to have one side with the smooth part of the rubber, and another with the pimpled (anti-spin) ...