Tennis has ingrained into the human culture since the 12th century, from the Wimbledon to the French Open and ATP World Tour. The sport has become one of the most popular activities that both professional and amateur athletes take part in every day all over the world. Each of different global tennis events taking place throughout every year draws in millions of fans and spectators, many of whom are also placing bets with the hope of making a mint in the process. If you’re also looking to get to know the ropes in tennis betting, it is necessary to understand about the rules of the game to boost your opportunity of success when the next season begins.
Tennis rules are simple and easy to follow. The game is played with one player in the single version and two in the doubles on either side of a rectangular court with a net in the middle. Players use a tennis racket to hit a ball and land it on the opposite’s court in order to score. The ball needs to avoid hitting the net, and the opposite player will hit the ball back in order to prevent the other player from scoring. This creates the to-and-fro dynamic that you will see in all tennis games when each player tries to keep the ball from landing in their court side, landing outside of the lines of the court, or hitting the net.
The scoring systems are a little more complicated, but if you know what the different scores mean, it is quite easy to grasp. Every game starts as zero (widely known as ‘love’) and the first person to score is awarded a point of 15 from there. The next score moves that up to 30, then a third score pushes that to 40, and finally, a fourth point sets the player up for a win.
If both players score 40 points each, one of them will win the game after scoring 2 points in a row. The score is an advantage if the player only scores 1 point after the tie. This form then keeps going on until the match finishes.
The player must win 6 games by at least 2 in order to win a set. Players switch sides once they have scored 6 points.