TENNIS REVIEW – COURT SPORTS
Match – can be 2/3 or 3/5 ‘sets’
Game – a player must win four points (by 2 points)
Sets – a player must win 6 games to win a ‘set’ (you must win by 2 games – if not then it’s possible to play a ‘tie break’ game).
Serving – from behind the baseline. The first serve is made from the right side of the court and is served ‘cross court’/opposite service box. Next point is served from the left (repeat until game is over).
0 points – Love 40-40 Tie - Deuce
1 point – 15 Server’s Advantage – Ad In
2 points – 30 Receivers Advantage – Ad Out
3 points – 40 Ball not in correct service box - Fault
4 points – Game
*Server’s score is always announced first
- Spin the racquet to decides who serves first (in class we either ‘assign’ it or ‘rock-paper-scissors’).
- Make sure opponent is ready before serving.
- Wait until play is over before retrieving the ball from another court.
- Make calls quickly & honestly. Re-play the point if no decision can be reached.
- Baseline – line which one stands behind to serve
- Doubles Alley – area along the sides of the court that are used when playing two on two
- Ground Stroke – forehand or backhand swing from the baseline/backcourt
- Let – a serve that hits the top of the net, yet lands in the correct service box
- No Man’s Land – the area ‘not’ be caught in during the play…too deep to play a short volley or not deep enough to get the deep shot – between the baseline and service line