Official Rules of Table TennisGAMES ARE PLAYED TO 11 POINTS. ALTERNATE SERVES EVERY TWO POINTS. TOSS THE BALL STRAIGHT UP WHEN SERVING. THE SERVE CAN LAND ANYWHERE IN SINGLES. DOUBLES SERVES MUST GO RIGHT COURT TO RIGHT COURT. A SERVE THAT TOUCHES THE NET ON THE WAY OVER IS A “LET” ALTERNATE HITTING IN A DOUBLES RALLY.
By choosing the right ones you can ensure that the likelihood of success is much greater. In the simplest terms, aim for the cups at the front and work your way back. If the ball bounces off the front ones it's momentum is more likely to get it into the cups further back, instead of bouncing forward.