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A valid serve that is not reached by the opponent
The area between the baseline and the service line.
Player turns so that the shoulder of the racket-bearing arm faces the net before bringing the racket forward and across the body to meet the ball.
The lines on either end of the court representing the outer limits of the length of the court.
To win a game that the opponent served.
If both serve attempts fail. The opponent wins the point.
A lightly hit, spinning return that drops softly over the net, forcing the opponent to approach the net.
Called if the ball is served into the net, or if it strikes the net before hitting the opponent's court outside the service box or before exiting the court altogether.
If the server's foot enters the court before service is completed.
The area between the service line and net.
Player pivots the body so that the shoulder of the nonracket-bearing arm faces the net. The player then swings the racket forward to meet the ball.
A serve with a heavy spin that usually bounces away from the opponent.
If the ball touches the net and then falls into the diagonally opposite service box, a let is called, and the server is permitted to serve again.
A high, soft return behind an opponent who has approached the net. It is frequently used to force the opponent to retreat to the back of the court to play the ball. The lob can also be used as a defensive stroke, providing time for the hitter to regain court position.
Term meaning zero points.
Powerful shot often used to return a lob that has not been hit high or deep enough. The shot is hit in a similar manner to the serve.
A shot hit past an opponent.
A strategy in doubles in which the net player moves towards the middle of the court to hit the ball.
The continuous exchange of shots between players, beginning with a serve and ending when one player fails to successfully return the ball.
The player who receives the ball from the server
Begins every point of a tennis match. The player who initiates the point.
The rectangular area (6.4 meters from the net and 4.1m wide) in which a successful serve must land
A shot in tennis that slows the speed of the ball and makes it bounce lower.
When a player strikes the ball so that it spins from low to high as it travels forward. Topspin enables a player to strike the ball with more power, because the added spin helps to bring the ball down and keep it in play.
Occurs when a player strikes the ball so that it spins from high to low as it travels forward. This shot is called a slice. Underspin causes the ball to lose speed and to bounce lower.
A lost point caused by a player's mistake, such as hitting the net, hitting the ball out of bounds or a double fault.
Occurs when a player strikes the ball before it bounces. The volley is most often employed when a player is playing close to the net. The half volley is a low return of the ball just after it has bounced.
A shot that is not returned by the opponent resulting in a point.
"A" on the diagram.
"B" on the diagram.
"C" on the diagram.
Left Service Court
"D" on the diagram.
Right Service Court
"E" on the diagram.
"F" on the diagram.
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