Tennis Rules – How to Score a Tiebreak

Tiebreak
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Here You Can Find a Quick Explanation on How to Score a Tiebreak, for Those Who Don’t Know it Yet

Scoring a Tiebreak Game:

Points are counted using ordinary numbering. The tiebreak is decided by the player who wins at least seven points but also has two points more than his or her opponent. For example, if the score is 6 points to 5 points and the player with 6 points wins the next point, he or she wins the tiebreak. If the player with 5 points wins the point, the tiebreak continues and cannot be won on the next point, since no player will be two points better.

The server begins his or her service from the deuce court and serves one point. After the first point, the serve changes to the server’s opponent. Each player then serves two consecutive points for the remainder of the tiebreak. The first of each two-point sequence starts from the server’s advantage court and the second starts from the deuce court In this way, the sum of the scores is even when the server serves from the deuce court. After every six points, the players switch ends of the court; note that the side-changes during the tiebreak will occur in the middle of a server’s two-point sequence. At the end of the tiebreak, the players switch ends of the court again.

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