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ITTF Handbook 2014 / 2015
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2.10.01.05  if the ball, after being struck by an opponet, passes through the net or between the net and the net post or between the net and playing surface; 
2.10.01.06  if an opponent obstructs the ball; 
2.10.01.07  If an opponent deliberately strikes the ball twice in succession; 
2.10.01.08  if an opponent strikes the ball with a side of the racket blade whose surface does not comply with the requirements of 2.4.3, 2.4.4 and 2.4.5; 
2.10.01.09  if an opponent, or anything an opponent wears or carries, moves the playing surface; 
2.10.01.10  if an opponent, or anything an opponent wears or carries, touches the net assembly; 
2.10.01.11  if an opponent's free hand touches the playing surface; 
2.10.01.12  if a doubles opponent strikes the ball out of the sequence established by the first server and first receiver;  
2.10.01.13  as provided under the expedite system (2.15.4). 
2.10.01.14  if both players or pairs are in a wheelchair due to a physical disability and 
2.10.01.14.01  his or her opponent does not maintain a minimum contact with the seat or cushion(s), with the back of the thigh, when the ball is struck; 
2.10.01.14.02  his or her opponent touches the table with either hand before striking the ball; 
2.10.01.14.03  his or her opponent's footrest or foot touches the floor during play. 
2.10.01.15  as provided under the order of play (2.8.3). 
2.11  A GAME 
2.11.01   A game shall be won by the player or pair first scoring 11 points unless both players or pairs score 10 points, when the game shall be won by the first player or pair subsequently gaining a lead of 2 points. 
2.12  A MATCH 
2.12.01  A match shall consist of the best of any odd number of games. 
2.13  THE ORDER OF SERVING, RECEIVING AND ENDS 
2.13.01  The right to choose the initial order of serving, receiving and ends shall be decided by lot and the winner may choose to serve or to receive first or to start at a particular end. 
2.13.02  When one player or pair has chosen to serve or to receive first or to start at a particular end, the other player or pair shall have the other choice. 
2.13.03  After each 2 points have been scored the receiving player or pair shall become the serving player or pair and so on until the end of the game, unless both players or pairs score 10 points or the expedite system is in operation, when the sequences of serving and receiving shall be the same but each player shall serve for only 1 point in turn. 
2.13.04  In each game of a doubles match, the pair having the right to serve first shall choose which of them will do so and in the first game of a match the receiving pair shall decide which of them will receive first; in subsequent games of the match, the first server having been chosen, the first receiver shall be the player who served to him or her in the preceding game. 
2.13.05  In doubles, at each change of service the previous receiver shall become the server and the partner of the previous server shall become the receiver. 
2.13.06  The player or pair serving first in a game shall receive first in the next game of the match and in the last possible game of a doubles match the pair due to receive next shall change their order of receiving when first one pair scores 5 points. 
2.13.07  The player or pair starting at one end in a game shall start at the other end in the next game of the match and in the last possible game of a match the players or pairs shall change ends when first one player or pair scores 5 points. 
2.14  OUT OF ORDER OF SERVING, RECEIVING OR ENDS 
2.14.01  If a player serves or receives out of turn, play shall be interrupted by the umpire as soon as the error is discovered and shall resume with those players serving and receiving who should be server and receiver respectively at the score that has been reached, according to the sequence established at the beginning of the match and, in doubles, to the order of serving chosen by the pair having the right to serve first in the game during which the error is discovered. 
2.14.02  If the players have not changed ends when they should have done so, play shall be interrupted by the umpire as soon as the error is discovered and shall resume with the players at the ends at which they should be at the score that has been reached, according to the sequence established at the beginning of the match. 
2.14.03  In any circumstances, all points scored before the discovery of an error shall be reckoned. 
2.15  THE EXPEDITE SYSTEM 
2.15.01  Except as provided in 2.15.2, the expedite system shall come into operation after 10 minutes' play in a game or at any time when requested by both players or pairs. 
2.15.02  The expedite system shall not be introduced in a game if at least 18 points have been scored. 
2.15.03  If the ball is in play when the time limit is reached and the expedite system is due to come into operation, play shall be interrupted by the umpire and shall resume with service by the player who served in the rally that was interrupted; If the ball is not in play when the expedite system comes into operation, play shall resume with service by the player who received in the immediately preceding rally.  
2.15.04  Thereafter, each player shall serve for 1 point in turn until the end of the game, and if the receiving player or pair makes 13 correct returns in a rally the receiver shall score a point. 
2.15.05  Introduction of the expedite system shall not alter the order of serving and receiving in the match, as defined in 2.13.6. 
2.15.06  Once introduced, the expedite system shall remain in operation until the end of the match. 
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