Keeping Score

Half of the fun of playing against opponents on court is seeing who will win the game. Of course, if you aren’t playing in a tournament, you will want to make sure you know how to keep the score. Not only are there possibilities for opponents to cheat, but you can also help in building a different kind of game by keeping track of the points.

When you begin keeping score with your opponents, you can expect a series of things to be broken down numerically. First, if you are in a match, you can expect the match to be divided into either three or five different games. The winner will be the one who wins the most points out of all three or five of the matches. The first player who wins at least four points in every match will be the winner. If the opponent is keeping up with the other side, then the winning points will be determined by being two ahead of the opponent.

Of course, the points will be stated differently when you are playing. If you have one to three points against the opponent you will hear it as either love or zero. After this, every three points that you gain, will show up as fifteen, thirty and forty. If you are tied with the opponent, you can expect to have the number deuce as the point definer. If you are only one point ahead, it will be called advantage, ad or ad out.

If you are coaching, then keeping score during a tournament can help you to make sure that everything is in line and will help to determine what the next strategy should be for the player. This is especially important if there are problems such as the opponent being up only by one point or keeping the game tied. When this happens, you should be aware of some next steps to take in order to settle the score.

Once you understand the logistics of the scoring system of tennis, it allows you to make sure you know what needs to happen for the win. By keeping track of what is available to you, there will be the possibility to make sure that you are always one step ahead.