Rules of Tennis

Tennis is an indoor racket sport that is usually played between two groups of two competitors each. Each team uses a special tennis racket strung with string or with braided cord with a small amount of iron on its tips to hit an aluminum-carbide ball across or into a net and then back to the other team’s court. If you are interested in playing a game of tennis, it would help to know about the rules of the game. Most tennis courts are set up on a rectangular base, which is divided by a foul line in the middle. The object of the game is for your team to hit the ball into this line and to stay out of the other team’s line, which is also marked by a boundary line.


There are two types of tennis strokes in tennis: singles and doubles. A single stroke is simply when your opponent makes a hit onto the net or towards the net and then returns the ball back to the other side of the court. A double stroke is making two swings with your racket over from both sides of the court towards the net. While playing tennis, the best way to become familiar with the strokes is to watch professional players who regularly play the game. You can also take lessons or hire a coach to teach you how to play the game.

The balls used in tennis are called tennis balls. While playing tenis, one must always aim at hitting the net or the ball, and not at any other part of the court. You must also exercise extreme caution while playing, as you do not want to accidentally hit your opponent and then have him or her disqualified. So the rules and the strategies involved in playing tenis are very different from those used in playing a game of golf.