Game, Set, Match
A tennis match consists of sets and sets consist of games. Confused? Don't worry!
Games are scored by points, though each point has a specific value. One point is 15, two is 30, three is 40. Zero points written as "0", but read as "love".
If a player wins four points and their opponent has three or less then they win the game. But if both players reach three points a piece (40-40) the score is then called out as "Deuce" and either player must score two unanswered points in a row to win.
A set is made of a number of games. Commonly a player must win six games to win a set, but depending on the circumstance other rules may apply.
The match is then decided by who wins the most sets. Usually this is a best of three or five.
There are 10 matches in the season for 7th and 8th Grade Boys Tennis and each one will be played against another school in the Northshore School District.
Just like with practice, members of the tennis team are expected to attend matches unless prior communication takes place.
For matches played at Timbercrest students should remain at school for warmups and last minute strategy changes.
Buses will be provided to transport students to games played at other schools. Please be ready to board the buses by 3:15 pm!
At the conclusion of both home and away matches students will need to arrange for transportation home.
Practice Good Sportsmanship
Though it is a competition, it is important to practice good sportsmanship at all matches.
- Refrain from "trash talk".
- Express appreciation toward your competitors whether you are the host or visitor.
- Don't be a sore loser or a sore winner.
- Winning means nothing if you lose off of the court by being disrespectful or disruptive.