The choice of ends, and who serves, happens before the match begins. This is decided by a toss before the warm-up begins. The player (or team) who wins the coin toss (or spin of the racket) may choose one of the following options:
- To serve or be the receiver for the 1st game of the match, in which case the opponent gets to choose which end to play on.
- The end of the court for the 1st game of the match, in which case the opponent gets to choose whether to serve or receive.
- To require the opponent to make one of the above choices