When you first start playing tennis, one of the most perplexing and intimidating features is the scoring system. Points, games, advantage, sets, and tie-breaks are just a few of the words you’ll need to understand. You’ll also have to learn how to count points in a completely another method (0, 15, 30, 40) that makes no sense. You’ll need to figure out when each player serves and switches sides.
This is no simple feat, especially if you are still undecided about whether or not you enjoy the activity. My wife has been watching me play tennis for the past four years and still has no idea how the scoring system works. And I don’t blame her; I know how tough it can be to grasp the basics of scoring at first.
In tennis, there are a few different ways to score points.
The core of the tennis scoring system points. They can be compared to the components of a tennis match. A tennis player will ultimately score a game if they earn enough points. After accumulating a sufficient number of games, the player will be awarded a set. Depending on the competition, the player will need to win two or three sets to win the entire match.
In tennis, what is a set?
The third level of the tennis scoring system is the set. A player will win a set whenever they have accumulated enough games (as indicated above). A player will usually win a group if he can win six games before his opponent can win five. If one of the players succeeds in doing so, he will win a set, both players will take a break, and the point and game counting will return to 0 x 0. For example, if player A wins five games, then player B wins 4, then player A wins one more, player A has won a set by a score of 6 x 4, and the score is now 0 x 0.
If both players are tied at five games apiece, one of them must win by a two-game margin. That implies one of them has to win two games before his opponent can win one. If this occurs, the player who achieves it wins the set by a score of 7 x 5, and the point and game counts return to 0 x 0.