No-advantage scoring has been implemented in double matches, with the intention being to make the sport more television friendly. The professional tours have found over time that matches are more likely to be broadcast on television if they are short, thus accounting for a variety of time saving rules.
No-ad scoring is also the way doubles matches have been played on the ATP and WTA tour for the last years. Before the season of 2014-2015, now approaching its final weeks, the ITA announced that new rules in college tennis will apply for NCAA D-1 tennis going forward.
By Stuart Miller. Sept. 6, 2016. When it comes to scoring, tennis has no doubles standard. At the United States Open, mixed doubles matches use no-ad scoring, meaning that at 40-40, the next point...
Tennis Doubles Strategy. Tennis doubles or doubles match is the match where 4 players play on the court, 2 players on each side as a team. Another difference is that the tennis doubles court size is 36 feet (10.97 meters) wide and 78 feet long. While in singles court size is 27 (8.2 meters) feet wide.
A popular alternative to advantage scoring is "no-advantage" (or "no-ad") scoring, created by James Van Alen in order to shorten match playing time. No-advantage scoring is a scoring method in which the first player to reach four points wins the game. No-ad scoring eliminates the requirement that a player must win by two points.
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On the screen, most of us think that a doubles game might be easier when compared to playing singles. The reality though is quite different. While in a singles match you may have to run more which requires more stamina, doubles definitely requires more skill and strategy. Not only is your positioning and shot selection important but your overall court awareness along with your partner’s positioning is extremely important too.
In general, the serving team in doubles has an advantage. Therefore, the server’s partner will almost always stand at the net, ready to put away an easy volley earned from the serve. They will be standing on the opposite side of the court from their serving partner.
Believe me, if the doubles specialists out there could be successful in singles, they would. There is more money and more notoriety in singles. They play doubles because it is not as important how well you strike the ball, or how fast you are.