Basic tennis rules to get your through your next friendly game.

Tennis Rally

If a ball lands within all of the boundary lines and bounces twice on your side before you hit it back, your opponent gets a point and the rally is over.

If you hit the ball into the net, your opponent gets a point and the rally is over.

If you hit the ball and it hits the net during a point but still falls over and stay within the lines of the your opponent's side, you win the point (unless your opponent get it back into play, then the rally continues).

Singles vs Doubles Court

Play one on one is called singles and must be played within the inner side lines.

When play two on two, aka doubles, each team is allowed to use the outer sidelines. 

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Tennis Serve

Each player can serve up to 2 times per point if the first serve is unsuccessful.

For a serve to count, the ball must land into the opponents box on the opposite side of the tee from which the server is standing. anything outside the box is considered "out".

If your opponent “double faults” (we will get to that) on their serve, that’s a point for you!

If your racquet at any point hits the net, that’s a point for your opponent.

If the ball hits the net during a point but still falls over and “in” on the other side,

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