Activities Sports & Athletics Ping-Pong Points When Serving Share PINTEREST Email Print :Cat Dolphin / EyeEm EyeEm/Getty Images Sports & Athletics Table Tennis Playing & Coaching Basics Gear Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Golf Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Greg Letts Greg Letts is a world-ranked table tennis player and an Australian Level 1 table tennis coach. He wrote the eBook, "How to Win at Table Tennis." our editorial process Greg Letts Updated May 07, 2017 At the beginning of each ping-pong game, the server gets two serves, than the opponent gets to have two serves, and so on. This doesn't change when one player reaches 10 points. The normal serving routine of two serves each continues until the game is won, or until both players reach 10 points. Law 2.13.3 After each 2 points have been scored the receiving layer or pair shall become the serving player or pair and so on until the end of the game, unless both players or pairs score 10 points or the expedite system is in operation, when the sequences of serving and receiving shall be the same but each player shall serve for only 1 point in turn. Scoring at 10-all (Deuce) When the score reaches 10-all, the player who served first in that game will serve one serve, and then the other player will serve one serve. The serve continues to alternate, no matter who wins the point, until the game is over (one player gets a lead of two points). Can You Lose the Point on Your Serve? You can definitely lose the point on the serve, so every point counts! Whoever wins a rally, gets the point, whether they are the server or receiver. In the Laws of Table Tennis, only the server can win a point. So whether you are server or receiver doesn't matter, if you win the rally, you get another point added to your score.