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The alleys of a tennis court are the long rectangles to the very left and right of your court.

This picture will give you an idea of what I mean by the very long rectangles on the left and right:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f7/Tennis_court_imperial.svg/292px-Tennis_court_imperial.svg.png

They run along the long side of the court.

They are only used when playing doubles, that is 2 players versus 2 players. This is to allow more court room for more players to hit the ball.

During singles, 1 vs. 1, the alleys are ignored and any balls that land in the alley are considered out.

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