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Rules: Tiebreaker | Tennis

August 29, 2019

Tiebreak Rules: Singles In this video you will learn about the tiebreak in singles. The tiebreak is a specific match situation designed to determine the winner of a set which becomes tied at 6-6 games each To learn more about the rest of the scoring system in a tennis match, check out the video on scoring At 5-5 games each, the set cannot be won until a player has one by two clear games, meaning the set would have to be won at 7 games to 5 However, if the game becomes tied at 6 games each, we enter a tiebreak, a game of 7 points with a two point lead Note that points in a tibreak are scored simply as “1, 2, 3” Serve During a tiebreaker, player 1 will serve once from the right side of the court, also known as the ‘deuce’ side The serve then switches to player 2 who starts on the left “ad” side of the court and serves twice, once from each side Player 1 then serves twice starting from the ad court Both players swap ends every 6 points The tiebreak ends when a player reaches 7 points with a two point lead If it’s 6 all, one player should win two points consecutively to seal the set Player 2 starts serving in the next set as the tiebreak was started by player 1 Over to you!


  • Reply Fahim Rafid January 30, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Cool video. It is useful for us.

  • Reply Calvin Lalremsiama August 2, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Beautiful court!

  • Reply Aubrey Pellegrom April 14, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Still doesn’t make sense

  • Reply Nick Atkins July 5, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Rubbish description.

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