Showing Tennis Sportsmanship
January 1, 2017
Tennis is a sport where “Love” means zero and the scoring system is different for games, sets and matches. That is, it can be confusing.
Here, we’ll look at one of the things that makes tennis a great sport to teach, learn and play: sportsmanship.
Sportsmanship on and off the court is one of the most important aspects of tennis. Be courteous to those around you – don’t yell out in the middle of a point or go onto someone else’s court to retrieve a ball when their point is in play – and always be honest in making line calls. If you’re not sure if the ball is in or out, give the benefit of the doubt to your opponent.
If there is a disagreement between you and your opponent on the score, go back to the last score that you both agree upon or spin a racquet to decide which score to accept.ADVERTISEMENT