Player Loses a Point

The point is lost for any of the following reasons.

a. The player serves two consecutive faults.

b. The player does not return the ball in play before it bounces two times.

c. The player returns the ball in play so that it hits the ground. Or before it hits the ground the player hits an object outside the correct court.

d. The player returns the ball in play so that, before it bounces, it hits a

permanent fixture.

e. The receiver returns the serve before it bounces.

f. The player deliberately carries or catches the ball in play on the racket or

deliberately touches it with the racket more than once.

g. The player (or racket whether in the player’s hand or not), or anything

which the player is wearing (or carrying) touches the net, net posts/singles

sticks, cord or metal cable, strap or band, or the opponent’s court at any time

while the ball is in play.

h.  The player hits the ball before it has passed the net.

i.  The ball in play touches the player or anything that the player is wearing (or

carrying) except the racket.

j. The ball in play touches the racket when the player is not holding it.

k.  The player deliberately and materially changes the shape of the racket when

the ball is in play.

l. In doubles, both players touch the ball when returning it.