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Recent edits[edit]

There have been a number of recent edits. I'm concerned that:

  • Some articles may have the template but not be listed in the template.
  • Some items in the template may be links to the article without the template
  • Where's serve and volley?

Timneu22 · talk 18:27, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

I notice there are other pages possibly worth adding: Smash (tennis), drop shot, etc. Enjoy! — Timneu22 · talk 19:04, 30 June 2010 (UTC)


Ace is not a tennis shot - Serve is. Ace belongs to Glossary of tennis terms, which also includes double faults, winners, unforced errors, etc. --Aree (talk) 20:33, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

But we have an article about Ace (tennis) and not about double faults, winners, unforced errors. A navigation box like this is meant to link related articles and place them in groups. "Tennis shots" is close enough. I don't see a better option. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:04, 10 September 2012 (UTC)


I added the article "Tennis scoring system". Tennis scoring is wonderful, but really arcane. The scoring article needs to be in "Basics" for those readers who have never played.

When watching the U.S. Open (golf) even though I had never played a game of golf in my life, I knew instantly how the match was scored: each hit of the ball counts as one point, lowest score wins. But when watching the U.S. Open (tennis) for the first time, just now, having never played a game of tennis in my life, I was completely lost, e.g. "love", "deuce", "game" (it is not), "set". Yikes! In the U.S. Open, a game of tennis, called a "match", between two players, is won by the first player to win five "sets" and who is ahead by two sets, e.g. 5-3, 6-4, 7-5, but not 5-4. Each set is composed of "games" and to win a set you must win five games and be ahead by two games. To win a game you must win four points and be ahead by two points. The first five scores in a game are: "love" (zero), 15, 30, 40, "game". Nick Beeson (talk) 11:18, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for adding Tennis scoring system to the box. Some of your scoring rules posted here are wrong but it's just a talk page so it's not important. The US Open men's singles is played "best of five sets". That means the first player to win three sets is the winner and the match stops there, so matches can have 3, 4 or 5 sets. All other US Open events than men's singles are played best of three sets, i.e. the winner is the first to win two sets. In nearly all tennis tournaments except the four yearly Grand Slam (tennis) and the yearly Davis Cup (men's national teams), all events including men's singles are played best of three sets. A set goes to 6 games and not 5. A set must be won by at least two games but in nearly all tournaments and sets, if the score reaches 6-6 then a tiebreak (tennis) with special rules (first to 7 points and 2 points ahead) is played to determine the set which will get a score of 7-6. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:51, 7 September 2015 (UTC)