Introduction to Tennis | Tennis

In this video you will learn the ¶
general rules for tennis. A singles tennis match is played one-on-one between ¶
two men, or two women on a rectangular tennis court The length of the court is 78 feet The width, which excludes the alleys, ¶
or the tramlines, is 27 feet Players can return the ball to their opponent either with a volley, where the ball does not bounce, or after a maximum of one bounce If the ball fails to go over the net, the opponent wins the point If the ball hits the net but still falls into the opponents court in open play, it is deemed a legal point Although players will often apologise for points won in this way which disrupt the flow of the game and are often unintentional Check out our video on the scoring system to learn more on this The ball’s in your court Enjoy your game! The length of the court for a doubles match remains the same but the width is increased to 36 feet, to include the alleys A game is begun by one player serving the ball to the other from behind the baseline into the diagonally-opposite opponent’s service box Players rally the ball back and forth to one another in an attempt to beat their opponent and score a point A point is won when any one of the following scenarios occurs:
The ball is hit outside of the court’s boundaries Note that if the ball bounces on the line itself, it will count as a legal shot If the ball bounces more than once, the opponent wins the point

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