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5 v 7
by Roger Bertrand 16 years ago

The following message (subject: 5 v 7 ) was posted by Roger Bertrand, on 1/25/2003 3:36:26 PM:
These comments are a response to the views expressed by top players regarding the new service rule. I added my view on 5 v 7.

I think the new service rule is great. However, even at local level people are trying it on and not serving properly. I do hope that is going to improve the game and attract more viewers. Also, I would like to know what people think about playing in the best of 5, especially top players. From a viewer point of view, I think it is a waste of time; especially in a team competition where the winning team is the one to reach 3 sets first. Immagine some one spending 10 for a ticket and get only 45 minutes of TT because one team won 3-0. Either they play the best of 7, or include 1 or 2 doubles and play every match and each match wins a point for the team. It would make it a lot more interesting for the spectators, otherwise it will stay as it has been so far in the dark.

Could some one tell me how I could speak to a top table tennis player and top officials?

I love the game and I do not want to see it going down the drain.

More drama yes, but you must also give players something to battle for and something for spectators to watch.

Hilton TT Club development Officer.
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