HOW TO MATCH-PLAY
These are basic rules and information that will prepare players and also help their participation overall.
- Line Names of a Tennis Court 2.15 min video
The tennis scoring system works in a way in which players accumulate points, games, and sets.
- Tennis points are counted as 0, 15, 30, and 40.
- The first player to win 4 points wins a game, and the first player to win 6 games wins a set.
- In order to win the match, a player must win 2 sets.
There are multiple ways a point can be scored.
- An unreturnable ball (ball bounces twice);
- Double fault;
- Ace (unreturnable serve);
- Ball hit out of bounds (the lines count as in);
- Ball hit into the net.
Please watch this informative video that will help with understanding the above information;
- How to Score and Keep Score in Tennis 3.28 min video
- Tennis Explained Scoring Games, Sets, & Matches6.15 min video
Positioning When You Serve During the Singles Game
- The server must serve diagonally into the service box across the court.
- The server must serve from a stationary position behind the baseline, between the center mark and sideline — the singles sideline for singles and the doubles sideline for doubles.
- The server gets two chances to hit a good serve. A missed serve is called a “fault”. The serve is a fault if the server swings and misses the ball. The server may stop the serve by catching the ball and starting over.
- If a served ball touches the net but lands in, it is replayed because the net interfered.
- The server is only allowed to serve from behind the baseline of alternate halves, and he must start from the right side of the court.
- The server’s foot is not allowed to touch either the court or the baseline, outside the imaginary extension of the sideline.
- The net player can stand anywhere they choose when their partner is serving, and this includes on their partner’s side of the court.
Another good video with all the info: 6.13 min video