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RougeTiger
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Ping Pong - How do YOU play?

I have always played ping pong with the same group of friends until recently I played a guy at his home--his rules. He was talking mad shiz so I had to step up and challenge him.

Right off the bat, his first serve goes straight across on the same side of the table. This throws me off because I am used to having to serve diagonal from right to left or vice versa. Of course I lost because this rule is total bullshite, or so I think. He says it is in the official rules that this is acceptable except when playing doubles--which I believe.

Am I wrong for being pissed about this? I mean do we HAVE to play "professional" rules? I bet he doesn't use this same approach to the rules when playing golf


Paul Allen
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re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
lol wut?


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Geauxtiga
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re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
ping pong...did you say ping pong?


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QuietTiger
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re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
Wut you said.


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GEAUXT
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re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
Must be a slow night


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LucasP
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re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
If you didn't take a swing at this dude, you're a pussy. This lack of Ping Pong etiquette is completely unacceptable in civilized society.


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BallCoachinFool
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Member since Dec 2012
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re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
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2.06 THE SERVICE 2.06.01 Service shall start with the ball resting freely on the open palm of the server's stationary free hand. 2.06.02 The server shall then project the ball near vertically upwards, without imparting spin, so that it rises at least 16cm after leaving the palm of the free hand and then falls without touching anything before being struck. 2.06.03 As the ball is falling the server shall strike it so that it touches first his or her court and then, after passing over or around the net assembly, touches directly the receiver's court; in doubles, the ball shall touch successively the right half court of server and receiver. 2.06.04 From the start of service until it is struck, the ball shall be above the level of the playing surface and behind the server's end line, and it shall not be hidden from the receiver by the server or his or her doubles partner or by anything they wear or carry. 2.06.05 As soon as the ball has been projected, the server’s free arm and hand shall be removed from the space between the ball and the net. The space between the ball and the net is defined by the ball, the net and its indefinite upward extension. 2.06.06 It is the responsibility of the player to serve so that the umpire or the assistant umpire can be satisfied that he or she complies with the requirements of the Laws, and either may decide that a service is incorrect. 2.06.06.01 If either the umpire or the assistant umpire is not sure about the legality of a service he or she may, on the first occasion in a match, interrupt play and warn the server; but any subsequent service by that player or his or her doubles partner which is not clearly legal shall be considered incorrect. 2.06.07 Exceptionally, the umpire may relax the requirements for a correct service where he or she is satisfied that compliance is prevented by physical disability.


With all that being said. House rules mayne!
This post was edited on 3/11 at 8:11 pm


brass2mouth
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re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
Only thing that pisses me off if when people don't toss the ball in the air to serve like you're supposed to.


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ManBearTiger
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BRLA
Member since Jun 2007
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re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
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having to serve diagonal from right to left or vice versa


Always.

You were playing against gutter trash, any chance they were from Central?


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whit
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B.R.
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
We play you can serve where ever and how ever you want as long as it doesn't hit net and bounces once on both sides for singles.


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Breesus
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re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
walk the dinosaur?


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dawgfan24348
Georgia Fan
Cumming, Georgia
Member since Oct 2011
20846 posts

re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
I played beer pong Saturday night. Loser takes losses their clothes. Needles to say I won.


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foshizzle
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Washington DC metro
Member since Mar 2008
31458 posts

re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
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I played a guy at his home--his rules


That answers your question, right?


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MikeBRLA
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2005
9671 posts

re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
You are wrong and lost. See the rules for serving above.

Only in doubles do you have to serve to each players right side.


Swampthang
the pit
Member since Jan 2013
211 posts

re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
i love some ping pong. lived in a house with 4 guys in college. we used to bet alot of money on idiotic sports.
-pingpong
-darts
-minature golf
-bunch of made up shit

it was great


OWLFAN86
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re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
you played with a guy at his house


fag


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ZTiger87
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re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
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idiotic sports


Well the IOC and all of China disagree with that statement.


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NashBamaFan
Alabama Fan
Nashville
Member since Mar 2011
1316 posts

re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
You didn't lose due to the rules. Pretty easy adjustment. You just suck, apparently.


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RougeTiger
LSU Fan
The Field, LA
Member since Sep 2009
1542 posts

re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
I understand what the official rules say. I was just curious as to how everyone else plays. I felt like a total arse stepping up and getting embarrassed like that. GF's little brother


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JoeBobRuby
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Member since Sep 2005
5765 posts

re: Ping Pong - How do YOU play?
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Am I wrong for being pissed about this?


Yes

quote:

I mean do we HAVE to play "professional" rules?


The serve protocol is a pretty vital part of the game. It's not like gimmie inside the leather in your Sunday scramble.

Grow up and admit that you were wrong and have always played ping pong like a girl.


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