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.

 

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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 Djokovic 34 12,113 20 0 0
2
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Daniil Medvedev 25 10,220 26 0 0
3
ESP
Rafael Nadal 35 8,270 17 0 0
4
GRE
Stefanos Tsitsipas 22 8,000 30 0 0
5
GER
Alexander Zverev 24 7,340 27 0 0
6
AUT
Dominic Thiem 27 7,095 23 0 0
7
RUS
Andrey Rublev 23 6,005 30 0 0
8
ITA
Matteo Berrettini 25 5,488 26 0 0
9
SUI
Roger Federer 39 4,215 17 0 0
10
CAN
Denis Shapovalov 22 3,625 35 0 0
11
ESP
Pablo Carreno Busta 30 3,260 29 0 0
12
2
NOR
Casper Ruud 22 3,205 37 0 0
13
1
POL
Hubert Hurkacz 24 3,163 34 0 0
14
1
ARG
Diego Schwartzman 28 2,935 28 0 0
15
CAN
Felix Auger-Aliassime 20 2,738 33 0 0
16
ESP
Roberto Bautista Agut 33 2,720 30 0 0
17
FRA
Gael Monfils 34 2,603 26 0 0
18
AUS
Alex de Minaur 22 2,565 31 0 0
19
CHI
Cristian Garin 25 2,520 35 0 0
20
BEL
David Goffin 30 2,500 32 0 0
21
BUL
Grigor Dimitrov 30 2,466 26 0 0
22
CAN
Milos Raonic 30 2,316 22 0 0
23
1
RUS
Aslan Karatsev 27 2,287 46 0 0
24
1
ITA
Jannik Sinner 19 2,280 40 0 0
25
RUS
Karen Khachanov 25 2,235 32 0 0
26
ITA
Lorenzo Sonego 26 2,147 39 0 0
27
GBR
Daniel Evans 31 2,131 38 0 0
28
FRA
Ugo Humbert 23 2,090 43 0 0
29
GBR
Cameron Norrie 25 1,975 35 0 0
30
5
USA
John Isner 36 1,923 23 0 0
31
1
SUI
Stan Wawrinka 36 1,922 24 0 0
32
1
ITA
Fabio Fognini 34 1,779 32 0 0
33
1
CRO
Borna Coric 24 1,736 25 0 0
34
1
SRB
Filip Krajinovic 29 1,724 31 0 0
35
1
ESP
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 22 1,723 38 0 0
36
USA
Reilly Opelka 23 1,706 30 0 0
37
CRO
Marin Cilic 32 1,660 31 0 0
38
HUN
Marton Fucsovics 29 1,634 30 0 0
39
KAZ
Alexander Bublik 24 1,611 40 0 0
40
FRA
Adrian Mannarino 33 1,584 42 0 0
41
GEO
Nikoloz Basilashvili 29 1,565 34 0 0
42
USA
Taylor Fritz 23 1,515 39 0 0
43
1
AUS
John Millman 32 1,476 44 0 0
44
1
SRB
Dusan Lajovic 31 1,450 39 0 0
45
2
USA
Sebastian Korda 21 1,413 40 0 0
46
2
GER
Jan-Lennard Struff 31 1,410 36 0 0
47
1
ARG
Federico Delbonis 30 1,407 38 0 0
48
5
ESP
Albert Ramos-Vinolas 33 1,378 43 0 0
49
FRA
Benoit Paire 32 1,340 46 0 0
50
1
RSA
Lloyd Harris 24 1,303 36 0 0
51
1
SRB
Laslo Djere 26 1,291 35 0 0
52
1
FRA
Richard Gasquet 35 1,266 30 0 0
53
1
USA
Frances Tiafoe 23 1,206 38 0 0
54
1
ESP
Carlos Alcaraz 18 1,196 33 0 0
55
1
USA
Tommy Paul 24 1,193 38 0 0
56
1
JPN
Yoshihito Nishioka 25 1,155 34 0 0
57
2
GER
Dominik Koepfer 27 1,153 38 0 0
58
2
SLO
Aljaz Bedene 32 1,147 31 0 0
59
7
SRB
Miomir Kecmanovic 21 1,142 40 0 0
60
1
ITA
Lorenzo Musetti 19 1,106 56 0 0
61
1
CAN
Vasek Pospisil 31 1,105 28 0 0
62
1
AUS
Jordan Thompson 27 1,077 36 0 0
63
1
ARG
Federico Coria 29 1,063 57 0 0
64
1
USA
Marcos Giron 28 1,047 39 0 0
65
1
BLR
Ilya Ivashka 27 1,038 36 0 0
66
1
ESP
Jaume Munar 24 1,022 49 0 0
67
2
JPN
Kei Nishikori 31 1,003 20 0 0
68
2
USA
Sam Querrey 33 1,003 25 0 0
69
9
FIN
Emil Ruusuvuori 22 1,002 46 0 0
70
2
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Jeremy Chardy 34 994 30 0 0
71
3
ITA
Gianluca Mager 26 990 47 0 0
72
1
AUS
Alexei Popyrin 21 970 40 0 0
73
2
ESP
Pablo Andujar 35 970 42 0 0
74
2
KOR
Soonwoo Kwon 23 961 39 0 0
75
RSA
Kevin Anderson 35 958 22 0 0
76
21
ESP
Pedro Martinez 24 951 47 0 0
77
19
AUS
Nick Kyrgios 26 928 18 0 0
78
1
BLR
Egor Gerasimov 28 926 37 0 0
79
12
FRA
Arthur Rinderknech 26 924 56 0 0
80
3
AUS
James Duckworth 29 923 40 0 0
81
1
USA
Steve Johnson 31 921 33 0 0
82
1
ARG
Facundo Bagnis 31 916 49 0 0
83
1
USA
Tennys Sandgren 30 897 35 0 0
84
1
ITA
Marco Cecchinato 28 888 44 0 0
85
9
ARG
Guido Pella 31 879 30 0 0
86
2
LTU
Ricardas Berankis 31 873 31 0 0
87
1
CZE
Jiri Vesely 28 865 47 0 0
88
1
ITA
Andreas Seppi 37 863 40 0 0
89
26
USA
Brandon Nakashima 19 858 34 0 0
90
FRA
Corentin Moutet 22 848 36 0 0
91
8
SWE
Mikael Ymer 22 843 30 0 0
92
3
ESP
Feliciano Lopez 39 832 31 0 0
93
2
BRA
Thiago Monteiro 27 829 43 0 0
94
9
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Kyle Edmund 26 823 26 0 0
95
16
FRA
Benjamin Bonzi 25 821 51 0 0
96
ESP
Roberto Carballes Baena 28 819 50 0 0
97
4
FRA
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 36 813 25 0 0
98
10
ITA
Stefano Travaglia 29 811 51 0 0
99
5
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Pablo Cuevas 35 807 35 0 0
100
1
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Pierre-Hugues Herbert 30 795 37 0 0

  ATP Cup Winners   

Women’s singles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
↓ Exhibition tournament ↓
2017 Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko United States Serena Williams 6–2, 3–6, [10–5]
2018 United States Venus Williams United States Serena Williams 4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
2019 Russia Maria Sharapova Australia Ajla Tomljanović 6–4, 7–5
2020 Not held due to the coronavirus pandemic

Men’s singles

 

Year Champions Runners-up Score
↓ Exhibition tournament ↓
2009 United Kingdom Andy Murray Spain Rafael Nadal 6–4, 5–7, 6–3
2010 Spain Rafael Nadal Sweden Robin Söderling 7–6(7–3), 7–5
2011 (Jan.) Spain Rafael Nadal (2) Switzerland Roger Federer 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–3)
2011 (Dec.) Serbia Novak Djokovic Spain David Ferrer 6–2, 6–1
2012 Serbia Novak Djokovic (2) Spain Nicolás Almagro 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–4
2013 Serbia Novak Djokovic (3) Spain David Ferrer 7–5, 6–2
2015 United Kingdom Andy Murray (2) Serbia Novak Djokovic (walkover)
2016 (Jan.) Spain Rafael Nadal (3) Canada Milos Raonic 7–6(7–2), 6–3
2016 (Dec.) Spain Rafael Nadal (4) Belgium David Goffin 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
2017 South Africa Kevin Anderson Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 6–4, 7–6(7–0)
2018 Serbia Novak Djokovic (4) South Africa Kevin Anderson 4–6, 7–5, 7–5
2019 Spain Rafael Nadal (5) Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 6–7(3–7), 7–5, 7–6(7–3)

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