TENNIS RULES PDF
Rules of Tennis. Click the PDF links below to view the ITF Rules of Tennis, published in English, French and Spanish. Related Links. Related PDFs. Rules. Arizona Intramurals * Student Recreation Center, Room * Tennis Rules - Page 1 of 10, Updated: 9/29/ PM * [email protected] * () . Tennis Rules Simplified. The rules of tennis are quite simple. The game itself is complex. Rule 1. Opponents stand on opposite sides of the court. The player who .
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Learn about TENNIS RULES & regulations. Find all the rules: the height of the net, serving rules, scoring rules and much more. Also check out our beginners. II. TENNIS RULES: A. Single's Game: (Two people total). 1. The player winning the coin toss or spin of the racket may choose to: a. To be server or receiver b. PDF generated using the open source mwlib toolkit. The rules of tennis have not changed much since the s. Two exceptions are that.
How to score in table tennis?
Each player gets 2 consecutive serves, a point can be won by either the server or receiver. The first player to reach 11 with a 2 point margin wins the game. If the game reaches , players serve only 1 serve each, and keep playing until one leads by 2 points to win the game.
Matches are usually best of 5 or 7 games. Summary Table tennis rules Description The latest table tennis rules, broken down into to sections to make it easier to find and read. It shall be divided across the middle by a net suspended from a cord or metal cable of a maximum diameter of one-third of an inch 0. These posts shall not be higher than 1 inch 2.
The centers of the post shall be 3 feet. When a combined doubles see Rule 34 and singles court with a doubles net is used for singles, the net must be supported to a height of 3 feet 6 inches 1. The centers of the singles sticks shall be 3 feet. The net shall be extended fully so that it fills completely the space between the two posts and shall be of sufficiently small mesh to prevent the ball passing through.
The height of the net shall be 3 feet. These shall be a band covering the cord or metal cable and the top of the net of not less than 2 inches 5 cm. There shall be not advertisement on the net, strap band or singles sticks. The lines bounding the ends and sides of the Court shall respectively be called the base lines and the sidelines.
On each side of the net, at a distance of 21 feet 6. The space on each side of the net between the service-line and the side-line shall be divided into two equal parts called the service-courts by the center service-line, which must be 2 inches 5 cm. Each base-line shall be bisected by an imaginary continuation of the center service-line to a line 4 inches 10 cm.
All other lines shall be not less than 1 inch 2. All lines shall be of uniform colour. If advertising or any other material is placed at the back of the Court, it may not contain white, or yellow. A light colour may only be used if this does not interfere with the vision of the players. If advertisement is placed on the chairs of the linemen sitting at the back of the court, they may not contain white or yellow. Note 1 : In Davis Cup, Fed Cup and the Official Championships of the International Tennis Federation, specific requirements with regard to the space behind the baseline and at the sides are included in the respective Regulations for these events.
Note 2 : At Club or recreational level, the space behind each baseline should be not less than 18 feet 5. Note: For the purpose of this Rule, the world "Umpire" comprehends the Umpire, the persons entitled to a seat on the Court, and all those persons designed to assist the Umpire in the conduct of a match. If there are any seams they shall be stitches.
The ball shall conform to the requirements specified in Appendix I Regulations for making tests specified in Rule 3 Section iv for size and be more than two Ounces The ball shall have a bound of more than 53 inches The ball shall have a forward deformation of more than. The two deformation figures shall be the averages of three individual readings along three axes of the ball and no two individual reading shall differ by more than.
For play above 4, feet m. The first type is identical to those described above except that the bound shall be more than 48 inches This type of tennis ball is commonly known as a pressurized ball. The second type is identical to those described above except that they shall have a bound of more than 53 inches This type of tennis ball is commonly known as a zero-pressure or non-pressurized ball.
2018 Rules of Tennis
All tests for bound, size and deformation shall be made in accordance with the regulations in Appendix I. The International Tennis Federation shall rule on the question of whether any ball or prototype complies with the above specifications or is otherwise approved, for play, such ruling may be taken on its own initiative, or upon application by any party with a bona fide interest therein, including any player, equipment manufacturer or National Association or members thereof.
Note: Any ball to be used in a tournament which is played under the Rules of Tennis, must be named on the official ITF list of approved balls issued by the International Tennis Federation. The hitting surface of the racket shall be flat and consist of a pattern of crossed strings connected to a frame and alternately interlaced or bonded where they cross; and the stringing pattern shall be generally uniform, and in particular not less dense in the center than in any other area.
The racket shall be designed and strung such that the playing characteristics are identical on both faces.
The strings shall be free of attached objects and protrusions other than those utilized solely and specifically to limit or prevent wear and tear or vibration, and which are responsible in size and placement for such purpose.
For professional play, the frame of the racket shall not exceed 29 inches For non-professional play, the frame of the racket shall not exceed 29 inches Until 1st January , the maximum length of a racket for non-professional play shall be 32 inches The frame, including the handle, shall be free of attached objects and devices other than those utilized solely and specifically to limit or prevent wear and tear or vibration, or to distribute weight, any objects and devices must be reasonable in size and placement for such purposes.
The frame, including the handle, and the strings, shall be free of any device which makes it possible to change materially the shape of the racket, or to change the weight distribution in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the racket which would alter the swing moment of inertia, or to deliberately change any physical property which may affect the performance of the racket during the playing of a point.
The International Tennis Federation shall rule on the question of whether any racket or prototype complies with the above specifications or is otherwise approved, or not approved, for play.
Such ruling may be undertaken on its own initiative, or upon application by any party with a bona fide interest therein, including any player, equipment manufacturer or National Association or members thereof. Case 1. Can there be more than one set of strings on the hitting surface of racket? Case 2. Is the stringing pattern of a racket considered to be generally uniform and flat if the strings are on more than one plane?
Decision : No. Case 3. Can vibration-dampening device be placed on the string of a racket and if so, where can they be placed? Decision : Yes; but such device may be placed only outside the pattern of the crossed strings. Case 4.
Table Tennis Rules 2019
In the course of play, a player accidentally breaks the strings of his racket. Can he continue to play with the racket in this condition? Decision : Yes. Does a player, attempting a stroke, lose the point if he crosses an imaginary line in the extension of the net, A. Before striking the ball, B.
After striking the ball? Decision : He does not lose the point in either case by crossing the imaginary line and provided he does not enter the lines bounding his opponent's Court Rule 20 e. In regard to hindrance, his opponent may ask for the decision of the Umpire under Rules 21 and The Server claims that the Receiver must stand within the lines bounding his Court.
Is this necessary? The Receiver may stand wherever he pleases on his own side of the net.
The player winning the toss may choose or require his opponent to choose: - a. The right to be Server or Receiver, in which case the other player shall choose the end; or b.
The end, in which case the other players shall choose the right to be Server or Receiver. Do players have the right to new choices if the match is postponed or suspended before it has started? The toss stands, but new choice may be made with respect to service and end. Immediately before commencing to serve, the Server shall stand with both feet at rest behind i.
The Server shall then project the ball by hand into the air in any direction and before it hits the ground strike it with his racket, and the delivery shall be deemed to have been completed at the moment of the impact of the racket and the ball. A player with the use of only one arm may utilize his racket for the projection.
May the Server in a singles game take his stand behind the portion of the base line between the sideline of the Singles Court and the Doubles Court? If a player, when serving, throws up two or more balls instead of one, does he lose that service?
A let should be called, but if the Umpire regards the action as deliberate he may take action under Rule Not change his position by walking or running. The Server shall not by slight movements of the feet which do not materially affect the location originally taken up by him, be deemed "to change his position by walking or running".
Not touch with either foot, any area other than that behind the base line within the imaginary extension of the center-mark and sidelines. If service from a wrong half of the Court occurs and is undetected, all play resulting from such wrong service or services shall stand, but the inaccuracy of station shall be corrected immediately it is discovered.
Policy & Rules
B The ball served shall pass over the net and hit the ground within the Service Court, which is diagonally opposite, or upon any line bounding such Court, before the Receiver returns it.
After throwing a ball up preparatory to serving, the Server decides not to strike at it and catches it instead.
Is it a fault? In serving a singles game played on a Doubles Court with doubles posts and singles sticks, the ball hits a singles stick and then hits the ground within the lines of the correct Service Court. Is this a fault or a let? Decision : In Serving it is a fault, because the singles stick, the doubles post, and that portion of the net or band between them are permanent fixtures. Rules 2 and 10, and note to Rule SECOND SERVICE: After a fault if it is the first fault the Server shall serve again from behind the same half of the Court from which he served that fault, unless the service was from the wrong half, when, in accordance with Rule 9, the Server shall be entitled to one service only from behind the other half.
A player serves from a wrong Court. He loses the point and then claims it was fault because of his wrong station. Decision : The point stands as played and the next service should be from the correct station according to the score.
The point score being 15 all, Server, by mistake, serves from the left-hand Court. He wins the point. He then serves again from the right-hand Court, delivering a fault. This mistake in station is then discovered. Is he entitled to the previous point? From which Court should he next serve? Decision : The previous point stands. If the latter attempts to return the service, he shall be deemed ready. If, however, the Receiver signifies that he is not ready, he may not claim a fault because the ball does not hit the ground within the limits fixed for the service.
THE LET : In all cases where a let has to be called under the rules, or to provide for an interruption to play, it shall have the following interpretations: - a. When called solely in respective of a service that one service only shall be replayed.
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Best of Baseline Your weekly serving of all things tennis. If the score reaches six points all the game shall be extended until this margin has been achieved. A player or players who first wins six games wins a set; except that he must win by a margin of two games over his opponent and where necessary a set shall be extended until this margin is achieved.
He returns the ball in play so that it hits the ground, a permanent fixtures, or other object, outside any of the lines which bound his opponent's Court; or c.
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