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There are two types of serve that a player cannot return, one is an Ace and one is just called Unreturnable. An Ace is when the returner cannot get their racket to the ball at all. An Unreturnable is when the returner touches the ball, but cannot return it within the court.

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A serve that does not land inside the service square on the opposite side of the court is called a fault. If it touches the net, then lands inside the service square on the receiving player(s) side of the court, then it is a let, in which case the serve is replayed.

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If the player is unable to hit the serve then it is an ace. But if the player hits the ball but does not return it, then it is a forced error.

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a serve that you cant get back over the net e.g. its to powerful or you cant get to it in time

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In tennis it's called a ace

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Match point

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What is an unreturned serve in tennis called

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Ace

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In tennis are you allowed to volley a return of serve this would be desirable if the opponent has a weak serve?

If by what you mean is are you allowed to hit the return before it bounces - NO.


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Badly.


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What you can serve cannot eat?

A TENNIS BALL.


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You can only be awarded an ace when you serve the ball.


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Losing your serve is when you lose the game in which you were serving, it is said the oppenent (whoever that may be) broke someones (whoever was servings) serve. If you win the game then you held your serve.


How many types of serves in tennis?

1.The Flat Serve Speed of the serve gives the opponent less reacting time, wins easy points and easy to learn Disadvantages: Harder for shorter people, percentage of in play serves is low, and if it is hit by opponent they will return with their force and yours combined. 2. Slice Serve Ball bounces low, use the spin to throw off opponent, easy to learn, and percentage is high. Disadvantages: Its very basic. Most opponents will have had practiced on how to return with this serve. 3. Kick Serve Ball bounces high, opposite of where the ball met the floor, hard to attack, and easy to use against less skilled and trained players. Disadvantages: hard to learn and if the opponent hits the ball off the rise it will take the effectiveness of the serve not allowing the ball to go far in any direction. 4. Topspin Serve Bounces high, great consistency, easy to learn, and hard to attack. Disadvantages: Easy to hit back.


How does a player score when playing tennis?

there are numerous ways for you to score while playing tennis. if you serve, and your opponent does not return the ball, hits the net on the return, or returns the ball and it goes out of bounds, these would all equal a point to you. you can also gain a point if after two tries your opponent does not serve the ball over the net. also remember the score starts at 15, goes to 30, then to 40, and 60 is win. if you both are tied at 40, that is called two, and you would need to score twice to win the match.


How do you beat someone who is worse than you in a tennis match?

If your opponent is worse than you, then it should be pretty easy to beat him or her. Since your opponent is worse than you, just hold serve (get your serve in the service box by any means to prevent from double faulting), and always remember the basic tennis skills.


Can either receiver return serve in doubles tennis?

No, only the person standing diagonal from the server at the baseline may return