Category: Official Tennis Scoring Rules

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How to Score a Set

There are different methods to scoring in a set; the two main methods are the “Tie-break Set” and the “Advantage Set”.

The “Advantage Set”

The first player (or team) to win six games wins the set. However there must be a margin of two games. If necessary the set continues until there is a margin of two games.

The “Tie-break Set”

The first player (or team) to win six games wins the set. However there must be a margin of two games. If the set score becomes 6 – 6, a tie-break game must be played.

How to Score a Standard Game

In a standard game the score is called using the following termonology:

No point – “Love”

First point – “15”

Second point – “30”

Third point – “40”

Fourth point – “Game”

When calling the points, the server’s score is always called first. If each player has scored three points the score is called “Deuce” (instead of 40 – 40). After “Deuce”, the winner of the next point has a score of “Advantage”. If the same player subsequently wins the next point, that player has won the game. If the same player loses the subsequent point, the score goes back to “Deuce”. A player (or team) needs to wind two consecutive points after “Deuce” to win the game.