Play a doubles match with the neighbors without paying a guest fee. No scheduling court time and no overpriced iced teas after your match. It's your club now. Just remind your neighbors that it's BYOBB -- bring your own ball boy.
Short Court, QuickStart Tennis or Under 10 Tennis
Our specially designed low-compression tennis ball is the "key" to the game. The ball is specially engineered to absorb energy on our surface.
Sport Court® racket or standard tennis racket.
The United States Tennis Association has designmated 36' x 18', 60' x 27' and 78' x 36' as standardized court sizes. However, you can have fun on any size court.
36" high on ends, pulled taut.
Overhead serve & the ball must land in the service area.
Same as tennis; points scored when a side commits a fault.
No Points = Love
1st Point = 15
2nd Point = 30
3rd Point = 40
4th Point = Game
Must be won by a margin of at least two points. A tie at 40-40 is called a "deuce". A 40-30 score is advantage to the server or "AD IN". A 30-40 score is an advantage to the person receiving serve or "AD OUT".
The first side to win six games by a margin of two games wins the set. A tie breaker is played at 6-6.
A tie breaker should be used when the score is tied 6-6.
The first side to win two sets wins the match.
- Hitting the ball out of bounds (boundary line is in bounds).
- Stepping across baseline before hitting the serve.
- Not allowing the serve to bounce before returning the serve.
- Letting the ball hit the ground twice before shot is returned.
- Any shot not crossing the net.
- Hitting the ball more than once before it has crossed the net.
- Being hit by or touching the ball with anything but the racket.
Yes, this really does mean 3 players per side. You'll find there is plenty of room on court for everyone. It's a game where you can really cover all of the court, but your opponents have 3 players too. The key difference between this and regular tennis (aside from the additional players) is that one member of the receiving side receives the serve for the entire game, both in deuced and ad courts.
A round robin format works well for organizing a triples event. Each match consists of 6 games, plus a tiebreaker if the score is 3-3. Play all 6 games, regardless of the score (e.g. 4-2, 5-1, 6-0 are all possible scores) as this keeps matches on court for about the same time and can be useful if a count-back is required.
Each player serves one game. The games are no-ad scoring. As already stated, one member of the receiving team receives server for an entire game. The other players can stand anywhere.
The strongest player on each team must serve, and receive, against the strongest player on the opposing team. Similarly the 2nd and 3rd ranked players in each team will serve and receive against each other. This is important as it makes for a fair contest.
Tiebreakers shall be used when the score is tied 3-3 in a set.
- The first to 7 points, providing they are leading by 2, shall be the winner. The numerical scoring will continue until the margin of victory is 2.
- The player whose turn it is to serve shall serve the first point. The next player will serve points 2 and 3 starting from the left court. Serves shall continue in this manner.
- Players shall change ends after each six points and at the end of the tie-break game before the tie-break begins.
Keep teams the same throughout the event as great camaraderie soon develops and also because it takes a little while for teams to sort out strategy.