What began as a parlour game for the upper class in Victorian England, has now evolved into one of the most wide spread games in the world. During the 1880s, in winter, lawn tennis players invented it as they looked for ways to adapt their game to play inside. And when the British took over India, the British military officers brought makeshift versions of the game back with them in the 1860s and 1870s. It then became open to anyone who had access to a table, paddle, and ball. The game is now played all over the world both professionally and for fun.
- Tie : a team match between team A and team B
- Match : an individual match between player X and player Y
- Each tie will have 5 matches and each match will have 3 games so each tie will have 15 games
- In each game, whichever individual/pair scores 11 points first shall be the winner and his team shall receive one team point
- Golden Point: In case the scores are level at 10-10, the player/pair winning the next point shall be the winner of the game
- The winner of a tie shall be decided by total games i.e. Total points won, meaning a team that wins 8 or more games of the 15 games shall be the winner of that tie:
- In league ties, teams shall play all 15 games even if one team has secured the winning 8 points
- In playoff ties, teams will play only up to such time that one team is the winner, having secured 8 points
- Playoff Ties refers to the Semi-finals and the Final
Order of Play
|Match no.||Match||Team A||Team B|
|1||Women’s singles||Indian / Foreign player||vs||Indian / Foreign player|
|2||Men’s singles||Indian / Foreign player||vs||Indian / Foreign player|
|3||Mixed doubles||Foreign - Indian player||vs||Foreign - Indian player|
|4||Men’s singles||Indian / Foreign player||vs||Indian / Foreign player|
|5||Women’s singles||Indian / Foreign player||vs||Indian / Foreign player|
League Table Format
The final position of teams in the league table shall be determined by:
- Most number of team points obtained in all league ties;
- − If two or more teams are equal on the above then:
- Most number of team points obtained in the league ties between the teams concerned;
- Most number of matches won in the league ties between the teams concerned;
- Most number of ties won in all league ties;
- Most number of matches won in all league ties;
- Draw of lots by ESPL]
Play off Ties
- Top four teams from the league table will qualify for semis
- The first placed team will play the fourth placed team while the second and third placed
- teams will play each other in semis
- The winners of the semis will compete in the final
The Ultimate Table Tennis follows the same rules as laid down universally by the ITTF.
To summarize -
A match consists of the best of any odd number of games. It is played continuously throughout, except for authorized intervals.
A game is won by the player or pair first scoring 11 points unless both players or pairs score 10 points, then the game shall be won by the first player or pair to subsequently gain a lead of 2 points.
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