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Below are the official rules of table tennis. Updated August 2022.
Major Table Tennis Rule Changes
The sport saw some major changes since year 2000 - the change from a 21-point game to an 11-point game, the rules to enforce ball visibility during serve and the change of the ball material from celluloid to plastic.
- 2021 Change in Rubber Color Requirements
- 2014 Plastic "Poly" Ball replacing Celluloid ball
- 2002 Service Rule Amendments
- 2001 Rules Amendments for 11-point system