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TENNIS INFO (scoring, court size, Grips)

Points as follows:
0 = love
15 = 1 point
30 = 2 points
40 = 3 points
Game = 4 points
Deuce = tied at 40
Ad(vantage) In = SERVER need win only 1 point to take game
Ad(vantage) Out = RECEIVER need win only 1 point to take game


15-15 (or 1 point each) = 15 all
30-30 (or 2 points each) = 30 all
40 - 40 (or 3 points each) = Deuce
NOTE: 40 - 40 requires one to win two successive points for 1 game won.


Games as follows:
Win = two-out-of-three sets won (or three-out-of-five sets)
Set = at least 6 games
Set score (examples)
First set–can be any of the following: 6-0, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
NOTE: set cannot be finished at 6-5 since this requires someone to win or lose at either 5-7 or 7-5
ALSO: set cannot be finished at 6-6 since this requires a tie-breaker to be played (which appears in the final set score as 7-6 or 6-7)
Tie-breaker scoring: 7 Point Tiebreaker
Basics: first person to reach 7 points (with a 2 point lead) wins the set 7-6
Continue standard service rotation
Server A begins first point (serving from Deuce court)
Server B serves points 2 and 3 (serving from Ad court, then Deuce court)
Rotation of serve continues with two serves each (always beginning from the Ad court)
First player to reach 7 points (with a two point lead) wins the set (7-6)
NOTE: players switch ends of court after 6 points are played


Other scoring basics:
• Server's score is always said FIRST
(example: 15-40 means the SERVER has 15, and the RECEIVER has 40)
• One person serves an entire game; anyone can win a point regardless of who is serving
• Each person gets two serves each; a missed serve is called a fault, a second missed serve is called a double-fault and results in a point won by the opponent


WHAT HAPPENS IF WE FORGET THE SCORE?
• Take a look at where you were standing to serve and receive the last point and do the opposite
or
• Learn the following tips about possible scores based on Ad or Deuce court physics
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE STANDING IN THE DEUCE COURT IF: 
• the score is 0-0, 15-all, 30-all, Deuce, 40-15, or 15-40
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE STANDING IN THE AD COURT IF:
• the score is LOVE-15 or 15-LOVE, 30-15 or 15-30, LOVE-40 or 40-LOVE, Advantage IN, Advantage OUT



Court basics:
• Balls landing anywhere on the line is considered IN
• Inside sidelines are the boundries for Singles or one player on each side
• Outside sidelines are the boundries for Doubles or two players on each side
• Lines on the court are boundries for the ball; players may stand almost anywhere, but there are basic guidelines for where one should be positioned


TENNIS COURT LABELS


NOTE: Ad and Deuce courts relate to rules for serving


TENNIS COURT DIMENSIONS



Note: the longest part of the court 
is from corner to corner.





Beginners Tennis Basics

R–READY
Center yourself & racket accordingly (singles or doubles); left hand on throat, right hand loose on grip; weight on balls of feet ready to move
B–BACK
Tighten grip (forehand or backhand); shoulders & trunk rotated perpendicular to net; racket points to back fence; feet aligned below shoulders; knees flexed
H–HIT
Racket slightly in front of body from body rotation forward; racket FACE parallel to net, racket HEAD parallel to court
F–FINISH
Racket travels through contact zone (low to high); finishes high with racket head pointing to sky over opposite shoulder



TENNIS GRIPS




Listen to Podcasts #2 & #36




Eastern Forehand Grip
Place your hand, palm down, onto the face of the racket and slide it down onto the grip stopping when the butt of your hand reaches the butt of the racket. The "V" part of the hand is on the right bevel, and the index knuckle is on bevel #3.

Typical use:
Flat FOREHANDS both below and slightly above hit zone
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PICTURE TO COME

Eastern Backhand Grip
Hold a Continental grip and rotate the hand counter-clockwise. The "V" part of the hand is on the left edge of bevel #8, and the index knuckle is on bevel #1.

Typical use: 
Flat to moderate topspin BACKHANDS
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Continental Grip
Place your open hand on the edge of the racket with the frame between your thumb and forefinger and slide it down onto the grip stopping when the butt of your hand reaches the butt of the racket. The "V" part of the hand is on the left bevel, and the index knuckle is on bevel #2


Typical use:
Serves and Volleys, flat BACKHANDS
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PICTURE TO COME

Semi-western Grip
Hold an Eastern forehand grip and rotate your hand clockwise until the index knuckle is on bevel 4 and the "V" part of the hand is on the right edge of bevel #2

Typical use:
Heavier topspin FOREHANDS
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