The term "alley" is used in doubles and is the 1.5 foot extension on both sides of the court. There is also the "back alley" which is the area between the back boundary line and the long service line also used for doubles.
First, the main thing you've got to know is if your score is an even number, you always serve on the RIGHT. If it's odd, you serve on the left. There are some rules of doubles. You choose a first player and a second. The first player serves first. If you win the point, you keep serving until you lose the point. This is when there are two ways: 1. You can give it to the opponent's first player and let them serve. When they lose the point. It is the second player on your teams serve. You only get one person's worth of a serve at the start of the game. So, it immediately goes to the other person's team when you lose the serve. 2. You can give it to your second player on you team and serve. Once your team lose the serve, it's theirs and they play first player and then, second player.
An alley is a narrow street or passageway, or an establishment where bowling is played. In tennis, it is the extra area between the tramlines which is used for doubles matches.
If the serve hits the receiving player (or their partner, when playing doubles) before touching down out of bounds, the point is the servers. The exception is if the serve is a let. In that case the point is not awarded to wither team and the server reserves.
Only in doubles. If you're playing doubles then you serve from the right, crosscourt. If it's just singles then you can serve anywhere.
Not sure if this is the answer you're looking for, but I have played a form of Cutthroat Tennis many times. It requres 3 players, 1 person plays singles against the other 2 who play doubles. The singles player is the only one who serves and is played under the usual scoring system. The singles player has the entire (doubles) court to play to. But the doubles team plays into the singles court. If the singles player wins the game, he continues to serve until his serve is broken. It can be played to 6 games to win the set or to 10. If the doubles team breaks serve, the person in the ad court now becomes the singles player, the player in the deuce court plays ad and the 1st singles player now plays the deuce court. After every broken serve, it is rotated like that. First player to 6, or 10, wins.
The portions of the court on each side that is in play in doubles and out of play in singles are known as the doubles alleys.
on a tennis court there are 2 sets of lines, one considered the doubles alley and the singles alley. in the singles alley, if the ball goes past that line or past the base line without any sign of touching the line then its out. same goes for doubles. but if the ball bounces on the line, or just touches the line its still in. and if the ball hits you even if its going out, the other player still gets the point. so try not to touch it with your body.
Gene Alley was born July 10, 1940, in Richmond, VA, USA.
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