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TENNIS TERMS 1.1
Love- when the score
Serve-the first hit to
begin the point.
Singles- when one
player plays against one
Doubles-when a team of
two players plays
against a team of two
Deuce- both players
have won four
points, equalling 40 to
Tennis Terms 1.2
Scoring Sequence- Love, 15, 30, 40. (add-
in, or add-out if necessary)
Advantage In- the player serving has one point
past 40, and will win the game if they win the
next point. If the point is lost, the score
returns to deuce.
Advantage Out- the player serving has a score
of 40, and their opponent has a score one point
above. If they lose the point, they lose the
game. If they win the point, the game returns
Quick movie on how to serve, and how to grip the
racquet during the serve.
Tennis Terms 1.3
Game- the first player to Down the line- when the
win four points, with an ball is hit from near the
advantage of two points sideline, and travels
over their opponent. straight across the net
Set- when one opponent close to the sideline.
has won six games, and Ace- a serve that lands in
has a difference of two the correct area, but out of
games ahead of their reach of the opponent.
opponent. If the score is 6 Double fault-when the
to 6, and tie breaker must serve is out twice, the
be played. point goes to the opponent.
Match- a completion of the Cross Court- a shot that is
best 2 of 3 sets, of 3 of 5 hit diagonally from one
sets. side of the court to the
Alley- the space between other.
the singles and doubles
Types of Tennis Shots 1.4
Serve- the first shot of every point. The player
begins on the right side of the baseline, and
alternates from the left to right after the first point.
Lob- a shot that is at least fence level, in order to
pass over the opponents head. Mainly used when
the opponent is playing at the net.
Drop Shot- a shot that has spin on it, and makes it
bounce lower and sometimes bounce slightly
Top Spin- a shot that has spin on the ball, making
it bounce quickly forwards, and bounce higher
1. What tennis shot is at least the height of
the fence, and should go over the opponents
B. Drop shot
C. Ground Stroke
2. How many players are on the court during
a doubles match?
3. What does “Love” represent in the game of
When the player serves two consecutive
serves outside of the service box, who
receives the point?
A. The server
B. The opponent
Beginner Tennis: Serve Grip Video:
Picture of Tennis Diagram:
Information and Tennis Terms:
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