When serving the first serve, stand behind the baseline between the center mark and the right sideline. The ball is hit diagonally into the service box on the other side of the net, on the opposite side of the center mark from which the server is serving. And remember, you’re not allowed to step on or over the baseline before hitting the ball.
The basic tennis serve rules are that players must serve the ball diagonally into the service box across the net. The server must stand behind the baseline when serving and has two chances to hit a good serve per point. Tennis serve rules differ slightly between singles and doubles play.
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by ahmcgowan. The serve is a let if: The served ball touches the net, strap or band, and lands in the correct court. The served ball touches the net, strap or band and then touches the receiver, the receiver’s partner or anything they wear or carry before hitting the ground. The ball is served when the receiver is not ready.
A good serve should be hit diagonally opposite over the net onto the service box. This picture below resumes the rule: Serve 1 must hit the service box 1, before the receiver receives the ball. Serve 2 must hit the service box 2, before the receiver receives the ball. Tennis service rules.
The Basics of a Tennis Serve. Tennis serves are overhand, and they are diagonal. For each point, the server has two attempts at the serve. If the first serve lands in the service court, that is the ball that’s played. If the first serve lands outside of the service court or goes into the net, it is a fault and the server has a second serve.
Service court or boxes: the two equal areas created by the service line. During a singles match, the doubles alleys are not considered fair play. Instead, the singles sidelines serve as the boundary at the sides. Check out our guide on the dimensions and layout of a tennis court for a more in-depth review.
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