With summer fast approaching, the meat
of tennis season is upon us. Soon, coverage
of Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and other
tournaments will be all over television.
Tennis is frustrating to many people because
they find keeping track of the score confusing,
and there’s actually a historical
reason for this. When the game was first
being created it was intended for royals
and the wealthy, and an unusual scoring
system was adopted to keep lower-class
people from playing. But that’s
all in the past now! Today, watching tennis,
and knowing how to keep score, is a great
way to spend the hot summer indoors at
our apartments for
rent in Alachua.
Follow these quick scoring rules to better
understand all the confusing tennis terms:
- A match is made up of sets. A set
is made up of games.
- In a game, the first player to reach
four points wins the game. The first
point is called 15, the second is called
30, the third is called 40, and after
the last point has been won the game
- If both players have 40 points, the
score is called Deuce. At Deuce, one
player must win two consecutive points
to win the game.
- The first player to win six games
and hold a lead of two games wins the
set. If both players have each won six
games, a tiebreaker is played to determine
who wins the set. The first player to
win seven points and be leading by at
least two points wins the tiebreaker
and the set.
- In most matches, the first player
to win two out of three sets wins the
match. However, in the largest tournaments,
men are required to win three out of
With a summer full of tennis ahead, our
residents will now be a little better
prepared to understand and appreciate
the game. For more information on our
apartment community, fill out a form on
our Contact Us page or stop by today.
We would love to give you a tour.