Hunter Phillips and Andres Alvarez-Garcia
Rules and Gameplay
- 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)
A tennis court is 78 feet long. The court width is 27 feet for singles matches. For double it's 36 feet. The service line is 21 feet from the net.
History of Tennis
The origins of the game can be traced to a 12th–13th-century French handball game called jeu de paume (“game of the palm”), from which was derived a complex indoor racket-and-ball game: real tennis.
Singles vs. Doubles
Since there are two tennis players on a team in doubles (compared to one tennis player on a team in singles) an individual tennis player has less court to cover making it less demanding, but not necessarily less challenging than singles.
History of Tennis
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.