Here are the basics: Play up to 7 to end a set, or 10 if in lieu of a 3rd set Team must win by 2 points Switch ends of the court every 6 points (at 4-2, for example) Even points (3-1, 5-5, etc) are played on the deuce side Odd points (3-2, 4-5, etc) are played on the ad side
The same player must serve the entire game. ADVERTISEMENT So if you serve the first game, the opposing team will serve the second game, your partner will serve the third game, the partner on the opposing team will serve the fourth game and you will serve again on the fifth game, and so on. The serving order remains this way for the entire set but can be changed at the beginning of every set, just like the receiving order.
When serving, look to place the ball rather than go for out and out power. Having a high first serve percentage is very important in doubles, as a second serve can present an opportunity for your opponents to step in and hit a crushing return.
First and foremost, the court size is wider. The boundaries are extended from side to side to the doubles sidelines. This includes the alleys between the singles and doubles sidelines on the court. Keep in mind though that the doubles tennis court boundaries are only in play after the ball is served.
The serve is a let if: The served ball touches the net, strap or band, and lands in the correct court. The served ball touches the net, strap or band and then touches the receiver, the receiver’s partner or anything they wear or carry before hitting the ground. The ball is served when the receiver is not ready.
outside edge of the doubles sideline. 35. Order of Service in Doubles The order of serving shall be decided at the beginning of each set as follows:– The pair who have to serve in the first game of each set shall decide which partner shall do so and the opposing pair shall decide similarly for the second game. The partner of the player who served in the first game shall serve in the third; the partner of the player
Serve order – Receive order (doubles & Singles): The first team/player who serves is determined by a coin toss. The winner of the toss has 3 choices: Choose an end (a court side), choose who serves first, or make the other team/player to choose. Note: Every 1 st point in a game is served from the deuce court (see positioning in: tennis serve rules)
Understanding the Basic Rules and Regulations of Doubles Tennis Toss. Before the game begins, the players toss or flip a coin. Each team will pick between ‘heads’ or ‘tails’ to decide... Serve. Doubles’ rules specifically suggest that while team A player 1 is serving, he/she has to stand on the ...