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Welcome to Tennis Tennis Victoria welcomes people of all cultures to the game of tennis. This book will help you understand how to play tennis. Tennis Victoria’s Multicultural Tennis Program provides people new to Australia with easier access to the sport of tennis. Tennis Victoria provides you with more opportunities to experience and enjoy the sport, which may include tennis programs conducted in your school by a local coach, multicultural tennis days held at a local tennis club, affordable club coaching lessons, and a visit to the Australian Open.

Where is tennis played? Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played around the world. In Victoria, there are over 1,000 tennis clubs where tennis is played. Melbourne hosts the Australian Open, one of the four most important tournaments in the world, held at Melbourne Park in January. Over 500,000 people attend the Australian Open each year.

Why is tennis played? Tennis is a sport for everyone. Some of the benefits of playing tennis include:

• Great for health, fun and fitness • Meeting people and starting new friendships • Participate in competitions and tournaments that are available for people of all ages and abilities

How to play tennis: Starting the point Tennis points begin with one player, hitting the ball over the net to the other player’s service court. This is called a serve. Playing the point Once a player serves the ball, the other player hits the ball back over the net. For the game to continue each player has to hit the ball over the net to the other player within the correct boundary of the court. A player will get a point if the other player does not return the ball correctly. Scoring The points system is as follows: 0, 15, 30, 40, game. If points are 40 – 40, players must win 2 points in a row to win the game. The first player to reach six games and be ahead by at least two games wins the set. The first player to win two sets wins the match.

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Tennis Court Baseline Centre Line

Tennis Ball

Net Centre Service Line

Strings

Service Line

Singles Sideline Doubles Sideline

Tennis Racquet Handle Frame

Definition of terms

Singles A match between two players

Doubles A match with four players, two on each team

Serve The act of putting the ball into play

Point The smallest unit of score

Game Part of a set

Set Six or seven games won by one player equals a set Match Contest between two or four players

Fun easy ways to play tennis – against a wall – with friends by hitting the ball back and forth to each other – at school – at your local tennis club or public court Please visit the Tennis Victoria website for more information and to find your nearest club tennis.com.au/vic or phone 03 8420 8420.

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For more information contact: Tennis Victoria Locked Bag 6001 Richmond, Vic 3121 T +61 3 8420 8420 F +61 3 8420 8499 E tvreception@tennis.com.au

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Tennis in 14 languges