Who Serves First in Tennis?

If you’ve watched a professional tennis match from the start, you’ve probably seen the coin toss to decide who serves first. So you can be forgiven for thinking this is a straight forward answer. However, what you might not know is that the player who wins the toss doesn’t necessarily serve first, but they get … Read more

How Many Let Serves Are Allowed in Tennis?

In tennis, if the ball hits the net but still lands in the service box, the serve is taken again. This is to prevent cheap points from the ball hitting the net and dropping just on the other side of the net making it impossible for the opponent to return the ball. But how many … Read more

How Long Is a Tennis Match?

Unlike many sports, where the match has a set length of time, a tennis match varies considerable in length. In fact, it’s technically possible for a tennis match to go on forever, but highly unlikely of course! So, how long is a tennis match? On average, a 3 set match usually lasts between 1.5-2.5 hours, … Read more