STROKE – The act of striking the ball with the racquet. TIEBREAK – A system in traditional tennis used to decide a set when the score is tied, 6-all. TOPSPIN – Forward rotation of the ball caused by hitting from low to high. VOLLEY – During play, a stroke made by hitting the ball before it has touched the ground.
Once players reach a score of deuce, advantage scoring replaces the point values. Therefore, if the server wins the point at deuce, then the score is ‘advantage in’ or ‘ad in’ for short. Conversely, if the receiver wins the point at deuce, then the score is ‘advantage out’ or ‘ad out’ for short.
Rules of Tennis. The game starts with a coin toss to determine which player must serve first and which side they want to serve from. The server must then serve each point from alternative sides on the base line. At no point must the server’s feet move in front of the baseline on the court prior to hitting their serve.
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Servers must also remain behind the baseline during their serve and cannot touch or cross the line until their racket head makes contact with the ball toss. The notch in the middle of the baseline is called the center mark. Deuce: When the score in a tennis game is tied at 40-40 (or 40-all), it’s called a deuce.
In doubles, the player on the opposing team due to serve will serve these points. Players or teams switch ends of the court every six points (e.g. when the score is 4-2), and to score this tiebreak game, you use, “zero” “one”, “two”, “three”, etc. The first player or team to win seven points, by two, wins the tiebreak.
Advantage in tennis occurs after the score reaches 40-all and the winner of the next point will have taken the advantage. That means the player can win the game by taking the next point after the score was deuce. The score reverts to 40-all if the player with advantage loses the next point.
A player may not reach across the net to hit the ball, but may follow-through across the net. If a ball or a person from another court comes onto another player's court in the middle of a point, the player may call a "let" and the point will be replayed. Serving (RAMS) The server delivers the ball from the base line.