Definition: The expedite system in table tennis was brought in to discourage slow play in matches.
The expedite system is automatically invoked if a game is unfinished after 10 minutes’ play (unless both players or pairs have scored 9 points). It can also be invoked at any earlier time if both players or pairs request it. Once the system is invoked, it must be used for the rest of the match.
Under the expedite system, each player or pair gets one serve each at a time, and if the receiver can make 13 good returns in a row, the receiver shall win the point.
Also Known As: expedite system