• The other lines of the court shall be between 1 inch (2.5 cm) and 2 inches (5 cm) wide, except that the baselines may be up to 4 inches (10 cm) wide. All court measurements shall be made to the outside of the lines and all lines of the court shall be of the same colour clearly contrasting with the colour of the surface.
Once players reach a score of deuce, advantage scoring replaces the point values. Therefore, if the server wins the point at deuce, then the score is ‘advantage in’ or ‘ad in’ for short. Conversely, if the receiver wins the point at deuce, then the score is ‘advantage out’ or ‘ad out’ for short.
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on and around tennis courts. 2. Playing on the courts without tennis shoes is forbidden. A tennis shoe is a heelless rubber-soled shoe. 3. No bicycles, skateboards, roller-skates, rollerblades or pets are allowed on the courts. Food and beverages are discouraged. 4. Two or more players are allowed up to one-half (1/2) hour (up to 2 hours for reservations) of court time for rallying or time enough for playing one set. All players
If it’s a singles match, then you won’t use the outer segment beyond the line. If it’s a doubles match, then you can include the outer segment in the court. As for surface material, there are four types of materials that are widely used. These are the clay, grass, hard surface, and carpet.
Rules of Tennis. The game starts with a coin toss to determine which player must serve first and which side they want to serve from. The server must then serve each point from alternative sides on the base line. At no point must the server’s feet move in front of the baseline on the court prior to hitting their serve.
The Friend at Court editing team acknowledges the contributions of Jack Stahr throughout his years of service to the sport of tennis. Mr. Stahr created Friend at Court as a guide for helping officials conduct tennis matches under the fairest possible conditions.
However, there are times when organized tennis is scheduled, during which time, the courts are reserved. We do respectfully request that singles limit their playing time to one and one half hours, with doubles limiting their playing time to two hours.
The Tennis Canada Rulebook: Rules of the Court 2021 is intended as a resource for officials, tournament administrators, coaches and players at all levels. In addition to the International Tennis Federation’s Rules of Tennis, this book presents the rules, regulations and procedures that should be followed at all events sanctioned by Tennis Canada. It also […]