Counting the number of hits of the ball
According to clause 8.1. of Section 8 of the Regulations for Sports Competitions:
“During the match running, when the ball is in play, the organizer of the sporting competitions counts the number of hits of the ball on the tennis table surface. Only significant hits of the ball on the tennis table are taken into account.
A significant blow is understood as the touch (hit) of the ball on the surface of the table when it moves from one half of the table to the opposite. The impact of the ball on the table, which occurred as a result of the ball hitting the net and flew to the opposite side, is counted. The impact of the ball on the table, which occurred as a result of the ball hitting the net and did NOT fly to the opposite side, is not counted.
The counting of the number of blows is carried out using special technical devices (scoreboards), which can be periodically disabled. In the event that the scoreboard is disabled, no significant hits are counted."