Event Date & Time: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at 12:45pm.
Event Location: Pacific High School, 425 Indian Warpath Dr., Pacific, MO 63069 (Click on the address to open the location in Google Maps.)
Age Categories: 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
Equipment for Event: All equipment for this event will be provided at the event. You can bring your own table tennis paddle if desired.
NOTE: Any changes will be announced the day of the event. Any circumstances not covered by the following rules will be ruled upon by the event coordinator.
Event Rules: Table tennis involves hitting the ball back and forth over the net until one of the players misses the ball, hits it into the net, or off the table. In each of these cases the opponent scores a point. The ball must hit the table on the server’s side of the net first, then bounces on the other side of the net before it can be returned by the opposing player.
Shots that hit the net or table edge are valid shots. When, in the opinion of the umpire, a ball hits the side instead of the end edge of the table, the player who made the shot loses the point. When a serve touches the net but is otherwise a good sere, it is called a “let” and is played over. Each player serves 2 points.
Scoring: A game is won by the player who first scores 11 points. If the score is tied at 10-all, deuce, the service changes after each point until one player gains a two point advantage to win the game.
Double play in table tennis differs from singles play in the following respects:
- Service must be from the right hand court into the opponent’s right hand court.
- Each partner must hit or return alternate shots. Each player receives service for five points, then, as opponents shift positions, serves for five points. The sequence of one specific partner hitting to one specific opponent must be changed after each game and when one side reaches ten in the deciding game
Directions to Event:
Going eastbound on Interstate 44: Take Exit #256 for Pacific. Turn right onto W. Osage Street (Business I-44). Drive for 0.6 miles and turn left onto Indian Warpath Drive. Drive 0.1 miles and Pacific High School will be on the right.
Going westbound on Interstate 44: Take Exit #257 for Pacific. Turn left onto Viaduct Street. Go under the overpass and turn left onto W. Osage Street (Business I-44). Drive for 1.1 miles and turn left onto Indian Warpath Drive. Drive 0.1 miles and the Pacific High School will be on the right.