Tennis singles rules
Doubles tennis. Simply termed and insinuates the obvious. In this type of tennis competition there are a total of four tennis players involved. In other words, doubles is two vs. two competition.
Two tennis players combine forces to compete as a team challenging another team of two on opposite ends of the tennis court.
Singles vs. Doubles
Which is more challenging, singles or doubles? This is argumentative and at times an endless debate due to the various opinions and obvious factors.
In my opinion, competition is competition in the sport of tennis, but there is an obvious clear-cut difference in the dynamics of the game when competitors compete in doubles tennis.
Since there are two tennis players on a team in doubles (compared to one tennis player on a team in singles) an individual tennis player has less court to cover making it less demanding, but not necessarily less challenging than singles.
The primary objectives in singles and doubles tennis competition are constant. Win ...
- points to win games
- games to win sets
- sets to win matches
- every match and ultimately the championship in a tennis tournament
Most of the are applicable in doubles tennis, but there a few exceptions. First and foremost, the court size is wider. The boundaries are extended from side to side to the doubles sidelines.
This includes the alleys between the singles and doubles sidelines on the court. Keep in mind though that the doubles tennis court boundaries are only in play after the ball is served.
Doubles Tennis Serving Rotation
Serves rotate from team to team, but instead of a two player rotation (singles) a four player rotation (doubles) is noted and maintained throughout a set.
For instance, let’s say competitors A and B (Team 1) are playing a set against competitors X and Y (Team 2). Player B is serving first on Team 1 and Player X is serving first on Team 2. It has been determined that Team 2 is serving the first game in the set.
- Game 1 - Player X serves
- Game 2 - Player B serves
- Game 3 - Player Y serves
- Game 4 - Player A serves
The serve continues to rotate - X, then B, then Y, then A, then X, then B ... for the entire set. Simply put, each player rotates to serve every fourth game until the set is finalized.
In the set(s) that follow, teams can decide which player will serve first for their respective team and establish a new rotation. Strategic game play comes into play, but my advice is to let the best server on your team serve first.post-secondary education donaldson education malcolm x education zinn education project education system in usa banking education state education rankings 2019 what education is needed to become a registered nurse eric adams education racial inequality in education va education benefits phone number alexandria ocasio-cortez education k-12 education chinese re education camps mit executive education education directions jeffrey epstein education ross medical education center which is not considered an additional cost beyond tuition for higher education? institute of education sciences clayton county board of education plc meaning in education tennessee education lottery critical race theory in education pdf hippo education nc education lottery scratch offs pro apps bundle for education title ix of the education amendments act prohibits: baldi's basics in education and learning game states ranked by education k 12 idaho department of education quality education words about education strategic education ben shapiro education adapted physical education mayim bialik education center for allied health education texas education code sc lottery education responsive education solutions netce continuing education nc education lottery results learning in education office 365 education minister of education inspiring education quotes board of education near me rachel maddow education nyc education china re education camps continuing education courses bill clinton education what is rti in education nancy pelosi education title ix of the education amendments act prohibits: advantage education loan ky higher education quality education bob graham education center nurse practitioner education requirements wv dept of education sumner county board of education qualified education expenses humboldt county office of education jobs anesthesiologist education www nc education lottery com education quotes for kids cal education david muir education apple store education discount brown v board of education nc education lottery pick 4 education cartoon michelle obama education maryland higher education commission maya angelou education hamblen county board of education nj department of education education and government credit union my navy education secondary education meaning education printables how to list education on resume types of assessments in education 529 education plan education at work america education ranking learning in education dentist education fulton county board of education harris county department of education shelby county board of education continuing education classes education journals continuing education credits nurse continuing education lego education sets