Ad Court (noun) [ad kohrt]
Definition of Ad Court
The ad court is the left side of the tennis court as divided by the center service line and center mark at the baseline.
Examples of Ad Court in a Sentence
The score is 30-15, you should be serving from the ad court.
I love serving out wide in the ad court.
Context for Ad Court
Players use the term ad court to refer to the left side of the court.
When you face the net, your ad court is to the left side of the court. Similarly, when your opponent faces the net, their ad court is to their left. That means if you serve or hit the ball to your opponents ad court you’re hitting across the net to the right side of the court.
The center service line and center mark separate the ad court from the deuce court, which is the right side of the court.
A player serving from the ad court would position themselves to the left of the center mark, and their opponent would stand diagonally across the court in their ad court.
Common Questions & Answers About the Ad Court
What is the left side of the tennis court called?
The left side of the tennis court is called the ad court.
What is the ad side of a tennis court?
The ad side of a tennis court is the left side of the tennis court.
Why is it called the ad court?
The ad court refers to the side that a player serves from when the score is advantage in (ad in) or advantage out (ad out).
Where do you stand in the ad court?
If you’re serving from the ad court, you should stand to the left of the center mark behind the baseline. If you’re returning from the ad court, you should stand on the left side of the court roughly where the singles sideline intersects with the baseline.
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