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What is a good site for learning the rules and scoring of tennis?

Asked by HungryGuy (16002points) January 2nd, 2010

I’m a total ignoramus when it comes to sports of all kinds. But I’m writing a story that involves a women’s tennis championship match in Canterbury. I’ve done some preliminary research, and I don’t get what “love” is or why the first score counts as 15 points, but the second and third scores counts as 30 and 40 points? Sites I’ve gone to assume that I’m already familiar with how the game is played, and are not helpful.

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@gailcalled – Your answer is not helpful. Please read my extended description.

Spinel's avatar

Since your tennis questions are so spefic, why not ask a expert? The service is from About.com and is free.

HungryGuy's avatar

@absalom – Thanks! That’s a lot of material to digest, but it looks thorough. I see that it’s by the USTA. Are the rules in the US the same? My story takes place in Canterbury.

@Spinel – Okay. I’ll try about.com. Thanks!

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@HungryGuy

Yeah, they should be the same; though they’re accessed at the USTA site, they are the “official rules of the International Tennis Federation”.

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