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Club Etiquette-Do's and Don'ts from San Diego Table Tennis Association.

Etiquette for Table Tennis Spectators. Table Tennis - Spectator Etiquette by Greg Letts, About.com Guide. Include: Turn off your mobile (cell phone), Don't offer words of advice or try to coach a player - the player is only allowed one coach, and it's not you! Don't take flash photos during play, and others.

General Rules for Table Tennis from Stiga.

How to Serve Legally in Table Tennis from Greg Letts, Your Guide to Table Tennis / Ping-Pong, About.com. Includes photos for Correct and Incorrect Ways to Hold the Ball Before Serving. "The top left method is legal, since the palm is open and flat, allowing the ball to rest freely... The free hand must also be stationary when beginning the serve, so it is illegal for a player to pick up the ball and throw it into the air for service, without pausing to hold the free hand stationary before tossing the ball... The server shall then project the ball near vertically upwards, without imparting spin, so that it rises at least 16cm (6.3 inches) after leaving the palm of the free hand and then falls without touching anything before being struck." See illustrations.

The Laws of Table Tennis from ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation).

The Laws of Table Tennis. Courtesy of the ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) with illustrations by Joola.

The Laws of Table Tennis - in PDF from International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). See also:
Regulations for International Competitions - in PDF
Regulations for World and Olympic Title Competitions - in PDF
ITTF Anti-Doping Rules - in PDF
Directives for Match Officials at World Title Competitions - in PDF
Recommendations for Open International Championships - in PDF.

The New Service Rule - in PDF. Clarifications from the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Rules Committee Chairman, Rudi Sporrer, on rule 2.6.4, decided at the AGM 2003 in Paris. Diagram attached.

Official Message to Table Tennis Manufacturers and National Associations from International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) to be distributed to table tennis players. This PDF defines the new rules (including ITTF’s Firm Position as of 1 January 2009) regarding VOC-free glue, the illegality of any types of additives such as Boosters, Tuners and the like, the minimum friction level for long-pimples rubbers, and the 4mm thickness for rubbers.

Officials from Canadian Table Tennis Association. Contents include: Laws of Table Tennis, Regulations for International Competitions, Regulations for World and Olympic Title Competitions, and Directives for Match Officials at World Title Competitions (in PDF).

Ping Pong Rules by Zachary McCreedy. The Ping Pong Table, Net Assembly, Ball, Raquet, How to Serve Correctly, A Good Return, Order of Play, A Let, A Point, A Game, A Match, Order of Serving, Receiving, and Ends.

Quick Reference Rules of Table Tennis by Dan Robbins.

Regulations of Table Tennis from ITTF. English (2014 - 2015). 1. Constitution. Handbook. 2. The laws of Table Tennis. Handbook. 3. Regulations for International Competition. Handbook. 4. Regulations for World, Olympic and Paralympic Title Competitions. Handbook. 5. ITTF Anti-Doping Rule. 6. Regulations Against Illegal Betting and Corruption. 7. Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures. 8. Directives for Match Officials at World Title Competitions And ITTF Sanctioned Events. 9. Code of Conduct on Sports Betting for Players and Officials.

Table Tennis Rules from Butterfly Online. 2014/2015 ITTF Regulations, and USATT Rules.

Rules & Regulations for JCC Maccabi Games Table Tennis Competition.

Rules of Table Tennis - Explained from AllAboutTableTennis.com.

Rules of the Game from USA Table Tennis.

Table Tennis Expedite Rules: "Except where both players or pairs have scored at least 9 points, the expedite system shall come into operation if a game is unfinished after 10 minutes play or at any earlier time at the request of both players or pairs." From TableTennis.LifeTips.

Table Tennis Rules from Denis' Table Tennis World. Contents include: Table, Net, Ball, Racket, Definitions, Good serve, Good return, Order of play, Let, Point, Game, Match, Choice of serving, receiving and ends, Out of order of serving, receiving and ends, and Expedite system.

a href="http://www.killerspin.com/spin-info-table-tennis-rules/">Table Tennis Rules from Killerspin.

Table Tennis Rules from megaspin.net. Download the Rules of the Game in PDF or ZIP, Download the Complete ITTF Regulations Handbook in PDF or ZIP, New Service Rule (as of 1 September 2002), and New Rules for 11-point system (as of 1 September 2001).

Table Tennis Rules from Pong World.

Table Tennis Rules from TableTennisZone.com. Include Game Rules and Equipment Regulations.

Table Tennis Rules - Q & A from Greg's Table Tennis Pages.

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