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
In most regular tournaments, doubles are played with different rules, such as: No-advantage games. If the game gets to deuce, a deciding point is played instead of advantage, and the game goes to... Match tie-break. When both teams have each won one set, a special tie-break is played instead of a ...
If you are on the team that serves first, either you or your partner may begin the match by serving the first ball. Either person on the opposing team may receive the first ball on the right (deuce) court. The partner will receive all serves to the left (the ad) court. The same player must serve the entire game.
You can say that in doubles tennis the server can choose to serve from behind and along the baseline or from centre mark to double side line at his side of the court. Advantage Court or Deuce Court: It is prior that the teammates must receive serves in the left service court also known as advantage Court or the right service court also known as deuce court.
If any player strikes the ball outside of the court boundary, the team loses the point. If the team fails to return the opponent’s shot before the second rebound of the ball, the team loses the point. When the score hits deuce, then one team needs to win two consecutive points to finally win the game.
Whenever games go to deuce, the winner of the next point wins the game, although the receiving team can decide which player receives the serve.
When the score is deuce and the opponent’s team wins the 1st point, then it’s called out as an ‘advantage out’ or ‘ad out’. And if the opponent’s team wins the 2nd point as well, then they will win the game. However, if the opponent’s team loses the 2nd point, then the score will go back to (40-40) deuce.
But in doubles, it’s different. Here the goal of both teams is to finish off the point as soon as possible, which is possible only when you are near the net to put the point away as soon as possible. So, the first doubles strategy is that both of your team members must be very sharp at the net standing near the net.