Tennis Rules

 

  Tennis Rules  

Tennis is a game that can be played as singles (where one person plays against one person) or doubles (where two people play against two people). The main aim of the game is for you or your team to score more and more points and to win sets faster than the opposing player or team.

In the women’s game, you have to win 2 seats, and in the men’s game, you must win 3 sets. To win a set, you should win at least 6 games, and be at least 2 games ahead of opponent players.

To win a Tennis, you should win 4 points and be at least two points forward. The tennis court measurement is 78ft long by 36ft wide, and the net is 3.5 ft above the ground.

These are a few more of the other dimensions of the court and point to be noted that the area of play is different for both singles and doubles.

Tennis Rules
Tennis Rules

 

General Skills

 

• Footwork

• Flexibility

• Endurance

• Strength

• Strategy

• Ball Judgement

• Returning the Ball

 

Shot Skills

 

Lob

• Slice

• Serve

• Groundstroke

• Volley

 

  Official Rules of  Tennis 2021  

The game starts with one player making a serve. To do this, they must stand behind the line and hit the ball into this area of the opponent’s court. The opponent is permitted a maximum of one bounce to hit the ball back over the net onto the other player’s court.

The idea is to hit the ball onto your opponent’s court and for your opponent not to be able to hit it back. If you manage to successfully hit the ball onto your opponent’s court without them returning the favor, you score. If you score one point, you score will be ‘15’ If you score two points, if you score will be ‘30’ If you score three points, you score will be ‘40’ And if you score four points, and are two points ahead, you win the game.

The only time this varies is when the score is level of 40-40. This is known as the deuce, and you now have to win two straight points to win the game. After a game is won, the opponent player or pair serves the ball from another side to start the next game.

Once a player has won 6 games and is at least 2 games ahead, they will win a set. Winning 2 sets or 3 sets quickly than your opponents will help you to win the Match. There’s a lot of things you cannot do in Tennis.

  • You cannot hit the ball outside the court Area.
  • You should not hit the ball into the net and for it to land on your side of the court.
  • You cannot hit the ball twice in succession.
  • You cannot touch the net.
  • You cannot touch the ball with any part of your body except with the racket and you cannot commit a double fault.

 

Tennis Rules
Tennis Rules

If you commit any of these infractions, this results in your opponents being awarded a point. Now that’s basically Tennis in a nutshell, but there are many things you need to understand before playing or going to a game. For example

 

  Fault/Double  

Fault During a service, you have two chances to serve the ball legally. You must be behind the line and you must hit the ball onto this area of your opponent’s court.

If you fail to do either of those things, this is known as a fault and you must serve the ball again and again. If you do two faults in a series, this is a double fault, and your opponent is automatically awarded a point.

  Let  

If a legal serve hits the net before landing in the opponent’s area, this is known as a let, and the player is allowed to serve the ball again without fault.

 

  Ace  

If a player serves the ball legally and the opponent is unable to return the ball, this is known as an ‘ace’. The serving player will win the point.

 

  Advantage  

During deuce, if you score one point – you are known to have an ‘advantage’. You only need one more point to win the game unless your opponent scores.

 

  Tie Breaker  

If the game seems to be tied at 6-6, a tiebreaker is used to find out who wins the set. Players take it in turns to serve and the aim is to score 7 points and be at least two points ahead.

This carries on until someone wins the set. If you’re still sure about the scoring system – be sure to watch some games to get used to how it is all done. It seems a little bit complicated, but once you start to watch or play Tennis, the rules will become clear like water.

 

Tennis Rules
Tennis Rules

 

  History of Tennis  

By the 13th century, tennis had spread throughout Europe; some sources say up to 1,800 indoor courts existed around the continent. Henry VII and Henry VIII were both fans of the sport and had several courts built throughout England. Over the years, tennis continued to evolve. People began playing in courtyards, and by 1500, the first frame racket had come into existence.

 

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Tennis Rules

 

In the 1700s, interest in tennis began to fall, but the sport regained momentum in 1850 with the invention of the rubber ball. A couple of decades later, tennis found its way to the United States courtesy of Mary Outerbridge, and it has continued to be wildly popular.

 

  QNA  

 

What is the tennis world cup called?
The ATP Cup is an international outdoor hard court men’s tennis tournament between competing nations, which premiered in January 2020.
Who is the rudest tennis player?
Kyrgios is known as a talented but mercurial and hot-tempered player. He has been accused of tanking, verbal abuse, and unsportsmanlike conduct by the media and by former tennis players, including John McEnroe.
Who is the goat of tennis?
Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic has the best GOAT case, and it’s only a matter of time.
Who is the best tennis player in the world?
The Ranking of best tennis players in the world is as follows:
Ranking
Move
Country
Player
Age
Points
Tourn Played
Points Dropping
Next Best
1
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Novak Djokovic3412,1132000
2
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Daniil Medvedev2510,2202600
3
ESP
Rafael Nadal358,2701700
4
GRE
Stefanos Tsitsipas228,0003000
5
GER
Alexander Zverev247,3402700
6
AUT
Dominic Thiem277,0952300
7
RUS
Andrey Rublev236,0053000
8
ITA
Matteo Berrettini255,4882600
9
SUI
Roger Federer394,2151700
10
CAN
Denis Shapovalov223,6253500
11
ESP
Pablo Carreno Busta303,2602900
12
2
NOR
Casper Ruud223,2053700
13
1
POL
Hubert Hurkacz243,1633400
14
1
ARG
Diego Schwartzman282,9352800
15
CAN
Felix Auger-Aliassime202,7383300
16
ESP
Roberto Bautista Agut332,7203000
17
FRA
Gael Monfils342,6032600
18
AUS
Alex de Minaur222,5653100
19
CHI
Cristian Garin252,5203500
20
BEL
David Goffin302,5003200
21
BUL
Grigor Dimitrov302,4662600
22
CAN
Milos Raonic302,3162200
23
1
RUS
Aslan Karatsev272,2874600
24
1
ITA
Jannik Sinner192,2804000
25
RUS
Karen Khachanov252,2353200
26
ITA
Lorenzo Sonego262,1473900
27
GBR
Daniel Evans312,1313800
28
FRA
Ugo Humbert232,0904300
29
GBR
Cameron Norrie251,9753500
30
5
USA
John Isner361,9232300
31
1
SUI
Stan Wawrinka361,9222400
32
1
ITA
Fabio Fognini341,7793200
33
1
CRO
Borna Coric241,7362500
34
1
SRB
Filip Krajinovic291,7243100
35
1
ESP
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina221,7233800
36
USA
Reilly Opelka231,7063000
37
CRO
Marin Cilic321,6603100
38
HUN
Marton Fucsovics291,6343000
39
KAZ
Alexander Bublik241,6114000
40
FRA
Adrian Mannarino331,5844200
41
GEO
Nikoloz Basilashvili291,5653400
42
USA
Taylor Fritz231,5153900
43
1
AUS
John Millman321,4764400
44
1
SRB
Dusan Lajovic311,4503900
45
2
USA
Sebastian Korda211,4134000
46
2
GER
Jan-Lennard Struff311,4103600
47
1
ARG
Federico Delbonis301,4073800
48
5
ESP
Albert Ramos-Vinolas331,3784300
49
FRA
Benoit Paire321,3404600
50
1
RSA
Lloyd Harris241,3033600
51
1
SRB
Laslo Djere261,2913500
52
1
FRA
Richard Gasquet351,2663000
53
1
USA
Frances Tiafoe231,2063800
54
1
ESP
Carlos Alcaraz181,1963300
55
1
USA
Tommy Paul241,1933800
56
1
JPN
Yoshihito Nishioka251,1553400
57
2
GER
Dominik Koepfer271,1533800
58
2
SLO
Aljaz Bedene321,1473100
59
7
SRB
Miomir Kecmanovic211,1424000
60
1
ITA
Lorenzo Musetti191,1065600
61
1
CAN
Vasek Pospisil311,1052800
62
1
AUS
Jordan Thompson271,0773600
63
1
ARG
Federico Coria291,0635700
64
1
USA
Marcos Giron281,0473900
65
1
BLR
Ilya Ivashka271,0383600
66
1
ESP
Jaume Munar241,0224900
67
2
JPN
Kei Nishikori311,0032000
68
2
USA
Sam Querrey331,0032500
69
9
FIN
Emil Ruusuvuori221,0024600
70
2
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Jeremy Chardy349943000
71
3
ITA
Gianluca Mager269904700
72
1
AUS
Alexei Popyrin219704000
73
2
ESP
Pablo Andujar359704200
74
2
KOR
Soonwoo Kwon239613900
75
RSA
Kevin Anderson359582200
76
21
ESP
Pedro Martinez249514700
77
19
AUS
Nick Kyrgios269281800
78
1
BLR
Egor Gerasimov289263700
79
12
FRA
Arthur Rinderknech269245600
80
3
AUS
James Duckworth299234000
81
1
USA
Steve Johnson319213300
82
1
ARG
Facundo Bagnis319164900
83
1
USA
Tennys Sandgren308973500
84
1
ITA
Marco Cecchinato288884400
85
9
ARG
Guido Pella318793000
86
2
LTU
Ricardas Berankis318733100
87
1
CZE
Jiri Vesely288654700
88
1
ITA
Andreas Seppi378634000
89
26
USA
Brandon Nakashima198583400
90
FRA
Corentin Moutet228483600
91
8
SWE
Mikael Ymer228433000
92
3
ESP
Feliciano Lopez398323100
93
2
BRA
Thiago Monteiro278294300
94
9
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Kyle Edmund268232600
95
16
FRA
Benjamin Bonzi258215100
96
ESP
Roberto Carballes Baena288195000
97
4
FRA
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga368132500
98
10
ITA
Stefano Travaglia298115100
99
5
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Pablo Cuevas358073500
100
1
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Pierre-Hugues Herbert307953700

  ATP Cup Winners   

Women’s singles

YearChampionsRunners-upScore
↓ Exhibition tournament ↓
2017Latvia Jeļena OstapenkoUnited States Serena Williams6–2, 3–6, [10–5]
2018United States Venus WilliamsUnited States Serena Williams4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
2019Russia Maria SharapovaAustralia Ajla Tomljanović6–4, 7–5
2020Not held due to the coronavirus pandemic

Men’s singles

 

YearChampionsRunners-upScore
↓ Exhibition tournament ↓
2009United Kingdom Andy MurraySpain Rafael Nadal6–4, 5–7, 6–3
2010Spain Rafael NadalSweden Robin Söderling7–6(7–3), 7–5
2011 (Jan.)Spain Rafael Nadal (2)Switzerland Roger Federer7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–3)
2011 (Dec.)Serbia Novak DjokovicSpain David Ferrer6–2, 6–1
2012Serbia Novak Djokovic (2)Spain Nicolás Almagro6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–4
2013Serbia Novak Djokovic (3)Spain David Ferrer7–5, 6–2
2015United Kingdom Andy Murray (2)Serbia Novak Djokovic(walkover)
2016 (Jan.)Spain Rafael Nadal (3)Canada Milos Raonic7–6(7–2), 6–3
2016 (Dec.)Spain Rafael Nadal (4)Belgium David Goffin6–4, 7–6(7–5)
2017South Africa Kevin AndersonSpain Roberto Bautista Agut6–4, 7–6(7–0)
2018Serbia Novak Djokovic (4)South Africa Kevin Anderson4–6, 7–5, 7–5
2019Spain Rafael Nadal (5)Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas6–7(3–7), 7–5, 7–6(7–3)

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