To play tennis, you need a tennis court, a tennis racket for each player, and a tennis ball. If you are playing singles, one player stands on each side of the net, for doubles, two players are on each side of the net. Players hit the ball with the racket back and forth over the net.
If a player is standing on the baseline and looking at the net, the left side of the court is called the ad side.
Each player starts off on the deuce side (right side of the court) at the beginning of the game and alternates between deuce and ad (left side) every point, but every game always starts on the deuce side.
Canadian doubles requires three players. This is two-on-one competition. In other words, this is doubles vs. singles. One side of the court has two players and the other side of the court has one player. The doubles players' boundaries is the singles court and the singles player's boundaries is the doubles court. Three sets are played and each player must play singles in at least one set. This is tennis with a twist, but the typical tennis rules and guidelines are enforced.
The official height of a tennis court net is three feet in the middle of the net. At the posts, located on each side of the court, the net should be three and a half feet high.
In tennis, you don't serve on just one side. The first serve of each game will be from the deuce side (the right side if you are standing on the baseline) and the ball will be hit cross-court to the other player's deuce side. The next serve will be from the ad side (the left if you are standing on the baseline) and go cross-court to the other player's ad side. This alternation will continue until the game is finished and a new one starts or the match is over.
It varies on each player
Tennis court lines are referred to as the "baseline", "service line", "singles line", "doubles line", and "center line". There is also a small "center mark" protruding from the court in the middle of each baseline.
The difference in widths between a singles court and a doubles court is 9 feet or 2.74 meters. This accounts for the added doubles alleys, making each alley 4 feet 6 inches.
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To win a tiebreak in tennis you must win a game up to 7 points, win by 2. The first point is served by the player who served first in the set. Then the next 2 points are served up by the opponent. Then the tennis players will continue to serve 2 each until one player wins. Players switch sides of the tennis court everytime 6 points have been played.