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Like many sports and games, tennis has its own unique language that s filled with terms that might seem puzzling at first.

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In this word list, we'll demystify common tennis terms to help you understand and appreciate the sport even more.

tennis A tennis court, where the game of tennis is played, is a rectangular playing area divided into two halves by a net.
court A tennis court, where the game of tennis is played, is a rectangular playing area divided into two halves by a net.
serve To serve is the act of hitting the ball to start a point. The server stands behind the baseline and hits the ball diagonally across the net to the opponent.
forehand A forehand is a stroke made by hitting the ball with the palm of your hand facing the direction you want it to go.
backhand A backhand is a stroke made by hitting the ball with the back of your hand facing the direction you want it to go.
baseline A baseline is the boundary line at either end of the court, parallel to the net.
Deuce Deuce is a situation where both players have a score of 40-40, requiring one player to win two consecutive points to win the game.
advantage Advantage is a situation where one player has won a point after deuce, and they only need to win one more point to win the game.
break Break point is a situation where the receiving player has an opportunity to win the game while their opponent is serving.
point Break point is a situation where the receiving player has an opportunity to win the game while their opponent is serving.
game This is a unit of scoring tennis. To win a game, a player must win four points (15, 30, 40, and game).
Set A set is a collection of games. To win a set, a player must win six games with a margin of at least two games.
match A match is a competition consisting of multiple sets. To win the match, a player must win a predetermined number of sets.
tiebreak A tiebreak is a special game used to determine the winner of a set when the game score reaches 6-6. Players take turns serving, and the first to reach seven points with a margin of two wins the tiebreak and the set.
love Love is a term used to indicate a score of zero.
let A let is a situation where a serve hits the net but lands in the correct service box, resulting in a replay of the point.
ace An ace is a serve that lands in the service box and the opponent fails to touch it, resulting in an immediate point for the server.

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serve
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baseline
Deuce
advantage
break
point
game
Set
match
tiebreak
love
let
ace

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