Tennis- Team Sports
By Brett Bryan and Dylan Mason
Rules and gameplay
A tennis serve initiates game play and the player serving serves the entire game. In order to win the game, a tennis competitor must win a number of points. Each game consists of a series of points and remember a competitor must accumulate at least four points to win the game.
The servers score is always announced first the entire game with tennis terminology voiced in a manner unique to tennis.
- Points Earned 0 = 0 Games Points or 'Love'
- Points Earned 1 = 15 Game Points
- Points Earned 2 = 30 Game Points
- Points Earned 3 = 40 Game Points
- Points Earned 4 = Game Over (2 Point Advantage Required)
The winner of a tennis game must win with a two point advantage. In other words, if the score is 40-0 and the server wins the next point, the server wins the game.
Singles vs. doubles
History of tennis
Ace- a service that an opponent is unable to touch and thus wins a point.
Alley- the extra area of the side court used for doubles.
Double fault-two missed serves in a row. The server will lose the point.
Deuce- when the score in a game is 40 to 40.
Ground stroke- a forehand or backhand shot made after the tennis ball bounces once on the court.
Volley-a shot where the ball is hit by the player's racquet before the ball hits the ground.