Step 1To start your match see who servesfirst. If you win, you can choose toserve or receive, or pick the side of thecourt on which you wish to start. Youcan also make your opponent chooseone of those options, while you takethe second pick.
Step 2Warm up by hitting a rally, which is when the ball bounces beforeyou hit it. Practice volleys, which are balls hit before they touch theground and which are commonly used near the net. Practiceserves and overheads. During a warm-up, hit the ball to youropponent so he can keep the rally going, rather than trying to hitwinners.
Step 3Start the match byserving. You hit a servefrom one side of the courtinto the service box on theopposite side of the court.Your serve must land inthe correct service box ona fly, without touching thenet. If the serve goes intothe net or doesn’t land inthe correct service box, afault is assessed. Twofaults mean you lose thepoint.
Step 4The easiest way to start serving is to start with the racket onyour shoulder or touching your back, then toss the ball infront of you and swing up, hitting the ball in the air.
Step 5Once someone serves a goodserve, the point starts. You mustlet the serve bounce before youhit it. You can only let the ballbounce once before you hit it, oryou lose the point. To get mostballs over the net, you shouldswing your racket from low tohigh.
Step 6Call the ball out as soon as it lands outside the boundary lines.