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Ping pong doubles pairs play two matches at once.
In doubles table tennis, the two players are required to hit the ball in an alternating fashion. This means that one player is free to play a shot on a second table while his partner plays a shot on the first.
So, a small number of ping pong tables are positioned along the edge of a regular polygon,
say four tables to a square for example, and each pair of players stands at a vertex . There is one ball for each table. Services are synchronized, and proceed in the clockwise direction. One player from a team serves, while the other receives. After each player hits the ball, he must turn around and play the ball from the other table next to him, and so on. A pair can score one point per round for each winner it hits. The set ends when a team scores the required number of points.