- Understanding the
- Understanding the
Tennis has one of the
strangest scoring systems in the sporting world, but it is arguably one of the
most fun sports to play. The good news is that once you learn the scoring
system, you will not have a hard time remembering it. Scroll down to Step 1 to
learn the scoring system in the game of tennis.
point won is "15 points"
point won is "30 points"
point won is "40 points"
point won makes GAME (signifying the end of the game)
you have won two points and your opponent has won one, you would call out
your opponent has won three points and you have won one, you would call out
you have won four games, and your opponent has won two, you would call out
“4-2” before beginning your “service game” (the game you serve the ball in,
rather than receive).
you both have a score of 40 to 40, then you have to win two points in a row in
order to win the game. (See Step 3 below for more details).
you both have won 5 games, and the score is 5 to 5, then you will need to win
two more games in a row to make it 7-5 in order to win the set.
it is 5 to 5 and you win the next game, the score becomes 6-5. If you lose the
next game and the score is 6-6, you will need to win 8 to 6 in order to win the
set. Some sets have had scores of 12 to 10 or even higher.
4-6, 6-2. That means that you won the first set 6 games to 3; you lost the
second set 4 games to 6; and you won the third set 6 games to 2.
you are serving and have not won any points, but your opponent has won two, you
would call out “love-30”.
goes for games. If you have won three games, but your opponent has won none,
you would call out “3-love”.
you are just beginning a game and neither of you have won any points, you would
call out “love-all”. (Which is a pretty nice sentiment to begin a game with).
example, if you were serving and you both won four points (making it 40-40
a.k.a. deuce) then you would serve again. Let’s say you won the deuce point
making it ‘ad-in’. If you win the next point, you win the game. If you lose the
next point, the score goes back to deuce and your opponent has the chance to
beat you and get ‘ad-out’. If your opponent loses the ‘ad-out’, it goes back to