Katy and Gina Ryan
Terms to Know
Alley- The portion of the court that is in between the sidelines for singles play vs doubles play
Deuce- a score of 40-40, after which a player must win two consecutive points to win the game
Double Fault- two faults served in a row, resulting in the server losing the point
Ground Stroke- a shot hit from the back court after the ball has bounced; the standard shot in tennis
Volley- a shot on which the ball is hit before it bounces
Rules of Tennis
-The server must serve from outside the baseline and alternate form the left to right side of the court and can not step in front of the baseline prior to serving.
-The server gets two service attempts if the server fails to complete one of the serves the result in a double fault
-If the serve is received without the serve bouncing the server gets the point
-Once the serve is made the players have an unlimited amount of shots
-A player can not touch the net or distract their opponent in any way or they lose the point
-The ball can hit any part of the line and it is considered in play, the ball must be completely outside the lines to be considered out
-A point is won by hitting the ball so that the opponent can not return it in the playing area
-The ball is not allowed to hit, touch, or graze the net
Scoring In Tennis
15- 1st point
30- 2nd point
40- 3rd point
The 4th point results in a win and ends the game.
If the score is 40-40 it is called a deuce and then the player must win by 2 clear points.
Singles vs. Doubles
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