Learn about TENNIS RULES & regulations. Find all the rules: the height of the net, serving rules, scoring rules and much more. Also check out our beginners guide to the game of tennis.
Balls, which are approved for play under the Rules of Tennis, must comply with the specifications in Appendix I. The International Tennis Federation shall rule on the question of whether any ball or prototype complies with Appendix I or is otherwise approved, or not approved, for play.
Below, you’ll find the basics: A ball must have a uniform outer fabric surface with stitchless seams, and the color of the ball must be white or yellow. There are four types of tennis balls: type 1 (fast), type 2 (medium), type 3 (slow), and high altitude, all of which...
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.
Download a printable version of the 2020 ATP Official Rulebook featuring the governing rules of men's professional tennis on the ATP Tour.
Tennis rules for dummies: The object of the game is for you or your team to score more points and to win sets faster than the opposing player or team. In one match, you have to win 2 sets (it can be sometimes 3 for men). To win a set, you must win at least 6 games, but you have to be clear by at least 2 games ahead.
The first player to win two straight points in a deuce situation wins the game. A set in tennis is the first player to win 6 games and have at least a two game advantage. For instance, 6-4 or 6-3, etc. A player can win a set 7-5 if they win the game when leading 6-5. In some instances a tie-break rule applies.
You should not hit the ball into the net and for it to land on your side of the court. You cannot ...
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