What is the scoring system in tennis?
Go Top The scoring system of tennis leaves quite a few people stumped. This is because it follows a pattern that at times does seem to verge on the eccentric.A full tennis match is played over three or five sets. In a case of a three-set match, the person who wins two sets is declared the winner while in the case of a five-set match, the person who wins three sets is the winner. Each set comprises a number of games. Each game in turn is made of points. Each game has five scores – ‘love’, ’15’, ’30’, ’40’ and ‘game’. One of the explanations for this wierd system of scoring is that the scores represent the four quarters of a clock. It is believed that the score of ’40’ was initially ’45’, but as that took too long to call, it was shortened to ’40’. Only one player serves throughout a single game. The score is called from his point of view. So if he wins the first point, the score will be ’15-love’. If, on the contrary, he loses the first point, the score will be ‘love-15’. The player who