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# What is the difference between single and double in tennis?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

15y ago

In doubles, four people are playing on teams of two.

In singles, there is no rule for the direction of a served ball.

In doubles, you must serve the ball diagonally to the opponent.

Wiki User

14y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

The same court is used for both, but:

• During singles the side tramlines are out at all times.
• During doubles the rear tramlines are out on the serve only.

For a diagram and further details see the related link.

Wiki User

15y ago

the only major difference is that in singles, the alleys are counted as out. in doubles, the alleys are part of the court. also, you obviously only have 2 people in singles, but 4 in doubles

Wiki User

12y ago

Single you are by your self double you are with another person

Wiki User

14y ago

Doubles are 2 players[ same sex for both pairs ] per side in tennis. Mixed is 1 man , 1 woman per side.

Wiki User

12y ago

Singles involve one players on each side of the court whilst doubles involve two players on each side of the court.

Wiki User

14y ago

2 ppl in double 1 person in single

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