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Tennis Rules

Have you ever been unsure of the rules during your tennis match? Whether you play for fun or you’re in a competitive league, USTA provides you with articles discussing everything about how tennis scoring works. When you want to learn how to play tennis, for singles or doubles, we help solve your problems with answers to your questions related to tennis rules and regulations.

 

Plus, we provide answers surrounding the rules of tennis serves. If there’s an issue weighing on your mind from a match you’ve played recently, one of our articles will help answer your question.


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  • During a match, my opponent broke his strings returning a first serve fault. Luckily, he had a backup racquet which he ran over to get. When he returned, we weren’t sure if I was now serving a first or second serve. What is the proper procedure? Read More
  • After a long rally, I served to the ad side and lost the point. Before I served my next point, I realized my opponents received from the wrong side. What do we do now? Read More
  • If a ball has no compression, it is considered broken and the point must be replayed. If it is "soft," the outcome of the point is unaffected, but the ball must be replaced. Read More
  • I was playing in my local league singles match, and after a really long rally, we forgot the score. My opponent, who was serving, said it was 40-15, but I thought the score was 30-30. What is the proper procedure figuring out what the score should be? Read More
  • During our doubles match, a ball grazed my partner’s head as he ducked out of the way for a shot he thought was going out. Luckily, it didn’t change the trajectory of the ball. Can we still win the point? Read More
  • During my doubles match, both my partner and I went for a ball. Our racquets clashed, but I was able to make contact with it and hit a winner. Our opponents claimed that they won the point because our racquets hit each other. Were they correct? Read More
  • In my last singles match, we somehow forgot to change sides and realized that we were in the middle of the fourth game, when we should have changed sides after the third game. What should we do? Read More
  • Does the length of a tiebreak game determine who serves at the start of the next set? If someone wins a tiebreak 7-5 versus a 15-13 tiebreak, does it change? Read More
  • In a tennis match, is serving underhanded acceptable? USTA answers the question whether serving underhand is against the rules or not. Get your answer here. Read More
  • I threw my racquet at a return and amazingly, the ball hit the racquet and went over the net for a winner. Is this a legal hit? Read More