|Coaching between points to be legalised October 2016|
This is an individual sport and the player should have to develop the necessary skills to hold their own during each set at least. This is why table tennis becomes intellectually stimulating and challenging, tactics are constantly updating and changing. We don't want puppets out there at the table with their coaches shouting commands between points.
This is, as with most political things, a matter of opinion. I feel it is not really going to produce much benefit for the sport. I'm not saying it will completely ruin the sport, but I don't see it as a necessary change to the rules. I'm very interested to hear what other people think of this change, especially reasons why it may be of value to include in the rules.
Coaching between points is currently considered an offence, punishable by yellow or eventually red card and removal from the vicinity of the playing area. So you have to ask really, why would this suddenly become ok?
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