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The Rules of Tennis Explained

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The Rules of Tennis Explained
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  • WARM UP

  • Have you ever played tennis?
  • Do you know how to keep score?
  • What do you think of tennis?
  • PART 1
  • KEY LANGUAGE
  • WATCH THE VIDEO
  • CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING
  • How is tennis court organized?
  • What are some of the key lines on the court?
  • How does the court change when you play singles or doubles?
  • PART 2
  • KEY LANGUAGE
  • WATCH THE VIDEO
  • CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING
  • Where should a player serve the ball to?
  • How many trials does a player have to serve?
  • What are the three ways a point ends?
  • Does the ball have to bounce of the court before a player hits it?
  • Does a player score if he hits a line?
  • PART 3
  • KEY LANGUAGE
  • WATCH THE VIDEO
  • CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING
  • How to keep score in tennis?
  • What is zero in tennis?
  • What happens when the score is tied?
  • When do you win a match?
  • PART 4
  • KEY LANGUAGE
  • WATCH THE VIDEO
  • CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING
  • Which side should a player start the game on?
  • When do the players switch sides?
  • How do the players move in doubles?
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  • PRACTICE
  • FOLLOW UP

And finally, here’s our great Polish tennis player – Iga Świątek – talking to a reporter about her Roland Garros 2020 historic win.

How does she describe her experience of winning her first Grand Slam tournament?

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Tennis rules