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Tennis Rules: Guide to Scoring and Tennis Basics

Tennis rules have changed little since the origin of lawn tennis in England in the late 1890s. Two exceptions are the elimination in 1962 of the service rule requiring at least one foot be planted at all times, and the tiebreaker, which wasn’t introduced until the 1970s. Modern tennis is a racket sport played on a 78 feet (23.77 m) …