Original title: 61 votes agree! A proposal of the Japan Table Tennis Association was rejected by the ITTF, fans: too sinister
On September 28, the 2020 ITTF Annual Congress was held online, during which the representative of the Japan Table Tennis Association put forward a proposal to change the serving height from 16mm to higher than the head. According to regulations, approval votes must be passed in at least 3/4 of the time. As a result, only 61 people agreed, just over half of the 121 votes. In the end, the ITTF rejected this unreasonable proposal.
As we all know, the Japanese team has been studying the serve technology, especially Mima Ito. In 2019, he practiced behind closed doors for several months and discovered the "cake-sharing" serve. This kind of serve is very threatening because the serving height is too low and the opponent cannot. Judge the direction of the ball correctly. This time, the Japan Table Tennis Association once again proposed to modify the serving height at the meeting, obviously for the Japanese team's consideration, not from a fair and just starting point. Therefore, it is reasonable for this proposal to be denied. In this regard, the fans said that the Japan Table Tennis Association is really sinister! Don't work hard on the basic skills, and always want to fight for their own interests through some unreasonable rules.
Serving is a very important part of a table tennis match. Players need to predict the incoming ball in advance in order to attack or defend the next round. If the height of the serve is reduced, and the Japanese table tennis is generally short, it is difficult for the opponent to make a correct judgment whether it is a spinning ball or a non-spinning ball. So you can score easily.
In fact, in addition to serving, table tennis skills mainly include power, speed, and rotation. The Japanese team does not have to hold on to the serve. In recent years, the strength-based play they studied has achieved good results. In particular, Mima Ito is very strong in hitting the ball, playing very hard, and it also rises rapidly with this characteristic. The current national table tennis is still more keen on the traditional spin play, which is why many players lost to the Japanese team. Players who want to crack the power type have to use speed to solve it. As the saying goes, the world martial arts, only fast is not broken.