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what is a rally?
returning the ball so the opponent is unable to keep the ball in play
when is a rally over?
when a player or team is unable to return the ball before it hits the floor twice, ball MUST hit the wall first.
How are points scored?
they can only be scored by the serving side, when they serve an ace or win a rally. The non scoring side cannot score until it is their turn to serve.
what is it called when the serve is lost in singles?
what is it called when the first server loses the serve in doubles? second server?
how is a match won?
by the first side winning two games of 15.
what happens if the matches are tied?
they play a tie breaker game to 11.
how large can the racquet be?
cannot exceed 22 inches
true or false: the racquet must have a cord and it must be attached to the player's wrist during play?
true or false: the server has 3 opportunities to hit a legal serve?
the ball and the foot are allowed to extend beyond the service line on the start of the serve
what must the ball hit after being served
must hit the front wall first, rebound and hit the floor beyond the back edge of the short line
when can the service motion begin?
the refree has to call "second serve" and the server must check the readiness of the reciever
results in no penalty and the server is given another serve (without canceling a
prior fault serve).
Two consecutive fault serves result in an out (either a side out or a handout).
An out serve results in an immediate out (either a side out or a handout).
A serve that takes an irregular bounce because it hit a wet spot or an irregular surface on the court is
a dead-ball serve. In addition, any serve that hits any surface designated by local rules as an obstruction rather than being
If the ball is determined to have broken on the serve, a new ball shall be substituted and the serve shall
be replayed, not canceling any prior fault serve.
A served ball that first hits the front wall and, after striking the floor, either goes out of the court or
hits a surface above the normal playing area of the court that has been declared as out-of-play for a valid reason
How does a foot fault occur?
if any part of the server (racquet, partner, or body) touches outside of the service box or if at the end of the service motion the server steps beyond the service line before the served ball crosses the short line.
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