1. Basic Rules The first player to reach 21 points wins the game.
    1. Each game must be won by at least a two-point margin.
    2. “Best of Three” play to win the match (The winner must win 2 out of 3 games).
    3. Points are achieved when a player misses the ball or hits it out of bounds.
    4. When serving, the ball has to hit both sides of the table! Server switch every 5 points
    5. Who serves first? Flip a coin, volley for serve, it doesn’t matter to us!
  2. Scoring Details How you score a point:
    1. If your opponent fails to return the ball onto your side of the table.
    2. Your opponent hits the ball before it hits their side of the table (bounces).
    3. Your opponent touches the table or net with their free hand.
    4. Your opponent lets the ball bounce twice or more.
    5. “Net” ball – If you serve the ball and it hits the net, you must re-serve the ball. If you serve the ball a second time and it hits the net again, it is a point for your opponent.
  3. Additional Rules
    1. 20-20 Tied Game: If a score of 20-20 is reached in any game, then each server serves only one point and then the server is switched.
    2. Remember, you must win by two points!
  4. Switching Sides:
    1. After each game, the players must switch sides of the table.
  5. Definition of a Legal Serve:
    1. The ball must rest on an open hand palm before you serve
    2. The ball must then be tossed up at least 6 inches and struck so the ball first bounces on the server’s side first and then the opponent’s side.

Umpiring Rules

Whenever TASJ sports committee provides an umpire, we follow the below rules:

  1. Family members of players playing the match cannot be umpires.
  2. Others players in the same group for group matches cannot be umpires.
  3. Family members of other players in the same group for group matches cannot be umpires.

Note:For any unforeseen situations, Sports committee(Praveen/Sreedhar/Jawahar/Yuvraj/Ram.B) decision is final. Any coordinator or sports committee member cannot make a decision for their own games.