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|Ping pong, also known as table tennis, is a game played with either two or four players. Where the players hit the ball back and forth using a paddle. The game is played on a table which is divided in half by a net width wise, and a line length wise. A coin toss is used to decide who gets first serve. The person/team that wins the coin toss serves first. Service alternates between opponents every two points (regardless of winner of
the rally) until a player reaches 11 points with at least a two-point lead, or
until both players have 10 points a piece. If both players reach 10 points, then
service alternates after each point, until one player gains a two-point
advantage. After each game, players switch sides until somone wins a best-of 5 series
-The serve toss must go at least 6 inches above the hand that tossed the ball
-On a serve the ball must hit your side first, then bounce over the net and hit the opponents side.
-Before a ball can be played it must bounce only one time on your side.
Scoring-points are awarded to the opponent for...
-Allowing the ball to bounce on one's own side twice
-Not hitting the ball after it has bounced on one's own side
-Having the ball bounce on one's own side after hitting it
-Hitting the ball before it has bounced on one's own side of the table
-Double hitting the ball. Note that the hand below the wrist is considered part of the bat and making a good return off one's hand or fingers is allowed, but hitting one's hand or fingers and subsequently hitting the racket is a double strike and an error.
-Causing the ball not to bounce on the opponent's half
-Placing one's free hand on the playing surface or moving the playing surface
-Offering and failing to make a good serve
Some information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_tennis#Scoring
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