Tennis Rules… Simplified

Learn about tennis rules and regulations for singles and doubles.

Tennis Rules for All Levels of Play


Did you know that if your hat falls off your head and out of bounds during the point and the other player hits your hat, even though it’s out of bounds, during the course of play that they win the point? How about the fact that there are time limits in between points and when you switch sides of the court? Perhaps you weren’t even aware that players switch sides of the court.

If not, that’s totally fine. Most newcomers to tennis are vaguely familiar with the rules and that’s to be expected. However, that means it’s on you to educate yourself and understand the game. After all, most tennis matches are played without an umpire, so it’s crucial that you can defend yourself or know how to handle a tough situation with a less than honest opponent on the court.

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