Tennis

Hunter Phillips and Andres Alvarez-Garcia

Rules and Gameplay

Prior to playing a match competitors must decide who or which team will serve first and which sides of the court each competitor or team will initiate game play. This is decided by a coin toss or racquet spin is the typical action performed to determine the privilege of picking first. The winner determines first option and that is if they would like to serve first or not. The loser of coin toss decides which side of court they would like. To start the match off you must over head hit the ball cross court into the oppositions serving box.

Scoring

The severs score is always announced first the entire game with tennis terminology voiced in a manner unique to tennis.

  • 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)

Tennis Terminology

Ace- an ace is a legal serve that is not touched by the receiver, winning the point. In professional tennis, aces are generally seen on a player's first serve, where the server can strike the ball with maximum force and take more chances with ball placement, such as the far corners of the service box.

Alley- Singles matches do not include the part of the tennis court called the alley. Doubles – two teams of two players each, most often all-male or all-female. The two players on the receiving side change positions after each point played: one at the net and the other near the baseline preparing to return serve.

Double Fault- If the ball lands outside the service box or does not clear the net or the net post, it is known as a 'fault'. If any part of the ball touches the line, the ball is in (as shown above). After one fault the server may try again. If both tries result in faults, a 'double fault' is called and the opponent wins the point.

Deuce- In standard play, scoring beyond a "deuce" score, in which both players have scored three points each, requires that one player must get two points ahead in order to win the game. This type of tennis scoring is known as "advantage scoring"

Ground-Stroke- A ground-stroke or ground stroke in tennis is a forehand or backhand shot that is executed after the ball bounces once on the court. It is usually hit from the back of the tennis court, around the baseline.

Volley- A volley in tennis is a shot in which the ball is struck before it bounces on the ground. Generally a player hits a volley while standing near the net, although it can be executed farther back, in the middle of the tennis court or even near the baseline.