Everything you need to know about tennis
Rules and Gameplay
The game starts with a coin toss to determine who serves first and who plays on which side of the court.
You switch from baseline to baseline when serving
You get one mulligan when serving, but if you mess up twice it is a double fault and that is a point lost.
If the ball ever hits the net, it is out of play (even if it lands in the area of play)
Distracting your opponent is illegal and will result in a loss of a point.
The ball can hit the line and still be considered in the bounds of play.
Dimensions of a tennis court
Difference between Doubles and Singles
Game 1- Player X serves
Game 2- Player B serves
Game 3- Player Y serves
Game 4- Player A serves
You can only return balls on your side of the court. So if a teammate calls the left side of the court, he must be the one to return balls on his side. There is no switching.
You must have a court to play on
You must have a net to play with
You must have a racket with a set tension level
Alley: The extra area of the side court used for doubles
Deuce: When a match reaches 40-40, it comes to a Deuce. This is when a player must win by 2 clear points.
Double Fault: When a player messes up his serve twice, and as a result gives up a point
Ground Stroke: Forehand/ backhand shot made after the tennis ball bounces once on the court.
Volley: A shot where the ball is hit by the players racket before the ball hits the ground