rules of tennis

July 1, 2009 10:30am CST
i'm watching wimbledon now and i think i would find it more entertaining if i under stood the rules a bit better, obv i no what is out and in, but more regarding the scoring it confuses me 30 love??? and the sets what??????????
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@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
1 Jul 09
The one who serves is always called first and the returner second. The counting goes from 15, 30, 40, game... BUT when the score is 40-40 it's called deuce, when for instance the server scores a point it's advantage, when he loses the point it's deuce again, when he wins the point it's game. Sets are as follows: When a player reaches 6 games and the difference between both players in games in that set is 2 or more then that's a set. But when both don't break each others game ( win a game where your opponent has the serve) then finally the score will be 6-6 and a tie-break will be played. ( unless they play the last set then they have to continue winning games until the difference is 2) Tie-breaks have the normal scoring. Each player serves twice and then the other twice, but the first point one of the players just gets one serve. When a difference of two has been reached ( In case of 7 points or more) the set goes to the winner of the tie-break. Women play 3 sets at max, the males play 5 sets ( at grand slams, which consists of Wimbledon, Roland Garros, US open and Australian Open) at max. Hope that's clear enough for you ;)
1 Jul 09
thankyou, still think its more complicated than it has to be
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@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
2 Jul 09
When somebody tells you how it works it's easier to understand than written.