The longest ever rally in modern-day table tennis, from 1937 to present day, happened recently in a match between Li Jie and Hitomi Sato at the Seamaster 2017 World Tour and lasted for 10 minutes. The amazing event came to an end only when a second ball was accidentally dropped into the play area.
Both Li Jie and Hitomi Sato are naturally defensive players and prefer to counter-attack rather than push the tempo. The duo
The rally in itself was, however, a result of both players sticking to their
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According to the Guinness World Records, the longest table tennis rally, which lasted 8 hours 40 mins and 5 secs, was played on 23 March 2014 between Britons Daniel Ives and Peter Ives. However, it was a casual game that was aimed at breaking the previous world record. According to the ITTF, which has kept modern-day records since 1937, the longest rally took place at the 1936 world championships in Prague. Poland's Alojzy Ehrlich faced Paneth Farkas of
As a result of the rally, the “expedite system” was implemented for the remainder of the match. The system hands over the point to the receiver if a rally goes beyond 13 shots, forcing the server to be more aggressive.
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