THE RULES

This is a summary, for the full rules of the game please go to ITF РOfficial Rules

THE PLAYING AREA – KEY FEATURES

  • The surface is SAND!
  • Similar in size to a beach volleyball court, 16m long x 8m wide.
  • The net is set at 1.7m.
  • Usually doubles is played although singles can be played on a slightly smaller court, 16 metres by 4.5 metres.

SCORING

  • Exactly the same scoring system is used as for regular tennis.

EXCEPT the following:

  • NO advantage after DEUCE. If you win the point at deuce you win the game
  • No second service
  • NO service lets

FORMATS

A number of formats exist:

  • men’s doubles
  • women’s doubles
  • mixed doubles
  • singles (played on a narrower court – 4.5m)

SERVICE

  • Under and overarm serves are permitted
  • The server must be anywhere behind the baseline
  • Either member of the receiving team may return the service
  • The ball does not have to be placed into any specific side of the opposing court during service

WINNING POINTS

A point is won if:

  • the ball hits the ground in the opposing court
  • the opponents hit (or serve) the ball out or into the net

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