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How to Score Points in Tennis Games

Learn how to score points in tennis games from tennis pro Angelina Zdorovytska in this Howcast video.


Hi, my name is Angelina Zdorovytska. Right now we're in the beautiful city of Los Angeles in Beverly Hills. I started playing tennis when I was 7 years old. I was ranked number 1 tennis player in the Ukraine. 350 in the world ranking. I run my own business; it's I train very good players. Also, I train beginners, intermediate players. Tennis is my life and my passion. I live for it and now I would like to talk to you about tennis.
I'd like to talk to you about how to score and how to count in tennis when you're playing a match. For example, when you're serving, you're starting the point and if you win the point, you get 15 points. So, you serve, you win the point, it's 15-love. Next thing, for example, if again you're serving and you lose the next point, so, you're losing 15 points and we go to 15-all.

So the points go from the beginning, we have 15-love, 30-love, after 30 we don't have the 45, we go to 40. So 15-love, 30-love, 40-love. If you're losing the point, then your opponent, someone you're playing against, is going to have the 15 points. So for example, you're serving, you win the point, you're going to have 15-love. Next one you lose, it's going to be 15-all. If you win the next one, it's 30-15.

We have the situation when we get to 40-all, we don't have the 40-all. We're using the terminology, we say deuce. Deuce is if I have 40, your opponent is having 40 as well. So you're going to ask a question, what are you going to do next? We're using the terminology where we say add in or add out. For example, if I'm serving, and we're at deuce, if I win the point, it's going to be add in. If I lose the point, it's going to be add out. Having the add in for me to win the next point, I'm winning the game, one game. If I'm losing the point, we're going back to deuce

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