Tennis Rules And Scoring System

Tennis Rules And Scoring System

Tennis rules are easy to understand even if you have never played tennis before. The goal of the game is to win points by ensuring that you hit the ball in such a way that your opponent is unable to return it or hit is back.

Tennis rules dictate that the person serving the ball has to toss it in the air before hitting it in a diagonal direction. The ball has to land in the deuce court and thereafter both players start playing to gain court advantage. Tennis rules are simple but it scoring system is unusual and this could explain why there are some people who do not understand this exciting and entertaining sport.

A tennis match is played best of three sets, if you are woman and best of 5 sets if you are a man. The first player to win 6 games with a lead of two or more games wins the set. However, when the game is tied at 6 games all, then the players have to play a tie breaker or continue playing until one player is ahead by 2 games.

The first point scored in a game, gives a player 15 points. The next point is 30 and the point after this is 40. A player who does not win any points stands at "love" and not "nil" or "zero" like other sports.

The chair umpire calls out the points and the server's score is always called out first. The first player to win four points, wins the game. However, when both players win three points each, the score will be deuce (40-40) and the first player to win two points in a row is the winner of the game.

This brief article should have given you an insight into tennis rules and scoring system. You can learn more by just observing the game and trying to understand the tennis rules and scoring system.

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