What do you need? Tennis Racket Tennis Ball Another Player
One vs. One Two vs. Two Singles or Doubles?
The Tennis Court
Serving The ball Each player takes their turn serving after every game. Two chances to serve into the server box.
Forehands and Backhands Forehand Backhand
How to score in tennis
Allows the ball to bounce
twice on his side of the court
Returns the ball outside the
Contacts the ball with the
racket more than once.
Touches the ball with anything
other than the racket.
Hits the ball before it has
passed over the net to their side.
Touches any part of the
net with their person.
In doubles hits the ball after
their partner has already done so, before the ball has returned to the other side.
Fails to serve legally.
Switching sides Players will switch sides after each odd numbered game.
One set = First to six games, win by two games. Players play the best of three sets. How To Win
Tiebreakers When players are tied at 6-6 in a set. Players switch sides every six points. The points in a tie-breaker as scored: zero, one, two, three, etc. First to seven points, win by two, wins the set. After the first serve, players switch servers then serve for two points each.