Rules and Regulations. As guardians of the game, the ITF is responsible for the rules of tennis. Download them here. You can submit an application to the Rules of Tennis Committee to propose amendments to the rules using the form below. The Grand Slam rule book is implemented and enforced by the Grand Slam Board.
Rules of Tennis. The game starts with a coin toss to determine which player must serve first and which side they want to serve from. The server must then serve each point from alternative sides on the base line. At no point must the server’s feet move in front of the baseline on the court prior to hitting their serve.
In order to win the game, a player must win at least four points. If you are up 40-30, 40-15 or 40-love, and win one more point, you win the game. If the score is tied in a game or set, you use the term “all” when announcing the score. For example, if you and your opponent have both won two points in the game, the score would be 30-all.
Points in tennis get awarded in scores represented by 15, 30, and 40. According to the main rules of tennis 15 will represent 1 point, 30 means 2 points, and 40 results in 3 points. Scoring 4 points wins the game. Tennis games often land on a score of 40-40 (known as 'deuce' in tennis terminologies). A player needs to win by two (2) consecutive points to win a game after reaching deuce.
Entrants are eligible to win only one contest within any ninety (90) day period, regardless of the number of contests entered. 6. Each Winner is responsible for paying all local, county, state and...
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The ball must be thrown vertically, at least 16 cm. This stops you from serving straight out of your hand and surprising your opponent. The ball must be above and behind the table throughout the serve. This stops you getting any silly angles and gives your opponent a fair chance at returning.