Table Tennis Rules
Download the Official Rules
Below are the official rules of table tennis. Updated February 2024.
- Download the Laws of Table Tennis
- Download the Complete ITTF Statutes Document (formerly known as ITTF Handbook)
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