Club Rules

  • OPEN PLAY: A playing session usually begins with a warm up, followed by a 11-point ‘Best of 5’ match. If two players elect to practice instead of playing a match, they must play a match if challenged.
  • HOW TO CHALLENGE: If all tables are occupied, the newly arrived player can challenge or stake their claim to play by placing their paddle next to the chosen table. By the same token, a player who is currently playing at a table cannot challenge to play at another table at the same time.
  • TWO MATCH RULE: If you have played two or more matches at the same table, it is suggested that you vacate the table if there is a challenge.
  • DOUBLES: If the club is crowded, it is strongly recommended to play doubles (two people on each side). Doubles is also a great way to play a slightly slower game and learn many different styles.

Official and detailed table tennis rules.