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What you need to know to play a fun game of ping-pong
In singles, the center lines serve no purpose, so ignore them.
A match is played best 3 of 5 games (or 4/7 or 5/9). For each game, the first player to reach 11 points wins that game, however a game must be won by at least a two point margin.
A point is scored after each ball is put into play (not just when the server wins the point as in volleyball).
The edges of the table are part of the legal table surface, but not the sides.
Flow of the Match
Each player serves two points in a row and then switch server. However, if a score of 10-10 is reached in any game, then each server serves only one point and then the server is switched. After each game, the players switch side of the table. In the final game (ie 5th game), the players switch side again after either player reaches 5 points.
The ball must rest on an open hand palm. Then it must be tossed up at least 6 inches and struck so the ball first bounces on the server's side and then the opponent's side.
If the serve is legal except that it touches the net, it is called a let serve. Let serves are not scored and are reserved.
We have 6 ping pong tables for recreational and serious players, board games (Cards of Humanity, Jenga, Checkers, What the Meme), a TV dedicated to Nintendo Classic, beer and wine on tap, a small selection of spirits, snacks and friendly staff who want to make you feel at home in our comfortable surroundings.
PLAY AND HANG OUT
All of our tables are available for reservation. Our rates are dependent on the day of the week:
MONDAY - CLOSED
You can walk in or make a reservation via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or online here via the button below. For bookings past midnight, please send us an email.
RESERve A TABLE
Reserving a table in advance is advised if don’t want to wait in line for a walk in table.
To book a table in advance:
Please arrive on time for your reservation. We will give you a 5 minute grace period if you’re running late. Otherwise, we will rent to other
BOOK A PARTY
Back and Forth Bar is a great place for parties and private events. Whether it’s a staff party, birthday party, holiday party or corporate function – we will gladly host you. If you are interested in booking a party or private event, please email us (email@example.com) and provide the following:
• Company Name (if applicable)
• Number of Guests
• Preferred Date
• Arrival time
• End time (if applicable)
• Other (special requests, budget, other preferred dates)
303 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2R7
Phone: 604 564 7664
Hours of Operation