firstcourt Opponents stand on opposite sides of the court. The person who starts the point is the server and the other is the receiver. At the beginning of the match, a coin or racket is flipped. The winner chooses either to serve or receive, and the other chooses sides. The server must stand behind the baseline while serving. All even points are played from the deuce court and odd points played from the advantage court. The server can not serve until the receiver is ready. Serves are played from the deuce court to the opponent’s service box on the deuce court and vice versa. If the server misses his target twice, he loses the point. If the ball hits the net and goes in the correct service box, another serve is given. If the server steps on the baseline before contact is made, it is a fault. If the ball is hit by the receiver before bouncing, the server automatically gets the point.
The server always calls his score first. The score goes love, 15, 30, 40, and game. If the score is 40-40, also known as deuce, one side must win by two points. Servers swithch after each game. The first person or team to win 6 games, by two, wins the set. The first to win 2 sets wins the match. If the score is 6-6, a tie-breaker is played. This is scored by one's. The first team to score 7 points, winning by two wins, the set. If the ball hits the net during the point and goes into the opponents court, the ball is in play. A player loses the point if he touches the net, drops his racquet while hitting the ball, bounces the ball over the net, hits a part of the surroundings such as the roof, or a tree, the ball touches him or his partner, or if he deliberately tries to distract the opponent. A ball that lands on the line is good.