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# Why tennis points are counted as 15 30 40 and tiebreak as 1 2 3?

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The origins of the fifteen, thirty, and forty scores are believed to be medieval French. It is possible that a clock face was used on court, with a quarter move of the hand to indicate a score of fifteen, thirty, and forty-five. When the hand moved to sixty, the game was over. However, it was realized that the game could then be won by luck, and so the idea of "deuce" was introduced. In order to make the score still within the ""sixty"" ticks on the clock face, the forty-five was changed to forty. Therefore, if both players have forty, the first player to score receives ten and that moves the clock to fifty. If the player scores a second time before the opponent is able to score, they are awarded another ten and the clock moves to sixty. The sixty signifies the end of the game. However, if a player fails to score twice in a row, then the clock would move back to forty to establish another "deuce"[citation needed]. Another theory is that the scoring nomenclature came from the French game jeu de paume (a precursor to tennis that substituted the hand for a racquet). Jeu de paume was very popular before the French Revolution, with more than 1000 courts in Paris alone. The traditional court was 90ft in total with 45ft on each side. When the server scored, he/she moved forward 15ft. If he/she scored again, he/she would move another 15ft. If he/she scored a third time, he/she could only move 10ft closer. As for tiebreak scores going 1,2,3 etc. that is because they are a modern addition to the game- simple as that.

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Most of a tennis match is scored as follows:1 game = 15, 30, 40, deuce (if both are tied 40-40), (advantage only on ad-scoring)In tiebreak scoring, the point totals can vary. Professionals go off of a 7-point tiebreak, where the first player to 7 points while being ahead of his or her opponent by at least two points wins. The end of each rally is 1 point. Players can go beyond 7 points if one player is not ahead by at least two points. (Many junior tournaments for kids 18 and under choose a 10-point tiebreaker)Basically, a game goes by 15, 30, 40, deuce, (advantage), while a tiebreak goes by one point increments.

A set in a tennis match consists of games. A game is won by winning 4 points going from, 15, 30, 40 to game. If the score is 40-40, then a player must win 2 points in a row to win the game. Once a player wins a game, it is scored 1-0. This is called the set score, to win a set the player must win 6 games but also must win by two. If the score is 5-5, the player can only win by getting 7-5 or in a tiebreak. A tiebreak occurs when the score is 6-6, then they play to win 7 points. Also you must win the tiebreak by two points, once this is achieved then the winner of the tiebreak wins the set 7 to 6.

The score in tennis used to be counted on a clock; one point equals 15, two points 30, three points 45. However, after the introduction of deuce (40-40) and ads (ad-in, ad-out, three points was changed to 40 so that when the score was ad-in or ad-out, the hand would move to 50.

The tennis points go like this: Love (0 points) 15 (1 point) 30 (2 points) 40 (3 points) Game (4 points) That is just how tennis is played.

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There are 4 points in tennis- love(zero), 15, 30, and 40. If the score is tied you would say the point, (followed by "all"), e.g., "15 all"

There are 4 points in a game 15, 30, 40,game

15 30 45 maybe sometimes there will be an disadvantage and advantage

In a tiebreak, unlike a game, you score 1 point at a time. (instead of 15, 30, etc.) They are usually played to 11, and you must win by two, so they can go on for a while.

It is a tennis score, meaning that the server has no points

You need to win 4 points to win a game, which would be: love, 15, 30, and 40.

The points are: 15, 30, 40, Game. If both players are at 40, the players must get advantage, and then win. If the player is at advantage, and looses a point, it goes back to 40-40. To win a set, the player must have 6 games if the other person has less than 5. If both players have 5 games, the winning number is 7. If the games become ties 6-6 then a tiebreak is played. To win a tiebreak, the person must win 7 points, and be at least 2 points ahead of the other person. To win the match, the person must win 2 out of 3 sets. (except in the majors, where the person must win 3 out of 5)

You can score a goal in football, but not in tennis. From love (zero), the first point is 15, then 30, then 40, then game point, to win the game.

well.. somebody had told me that in the past the number 60 was considered a fine round number(the same way we consider the number 100 now) so tennis points were fractions of the 60 .. 15,30,45-later abbreviated to 40. Ayman

The scoring in tennis consists of a sequence of points including 0, 15, 30, 40 and game. When both players are tied, say 15-15, it's called 15 all. However, when it's tied 40-40 it's called deuce rather than 40 all.

In the original versions of modern tennis, the points in tennis were thought to take about 15 seconds each, so the score went from zero to 15 to 30 to 45 and then "game". However, to keep the number of syllables the same between zero and game, the 3-syllable "45" was shortened to the 2-syllable "40".

No love means zero. it then goes love (zero), 15, 30, 40. and deuce is when it is 40 for both teams.

"Love" in tennis means, zero. "15-love" means 15-zero.

A match of tennis is made up of "points", "games", and "sets".A player must win at least 4 points to win a game. The scoring for a game begins at love (which stands for zero), followed by the scores of 15, 30, and 40. The next point after 40 wins you the game, unless both players are tied at 40-40 (often called deuce). In order to win the game at 40-40, a player has to win two consecutive points; the first point won after deuce is called advantage (for whichever player). If a player wins the first point after deuce but loses the next point the score goes back to deuce.A player must win 6 games in order to win a set. If the score is tied at 5 games each, the players then go to a tiebreak. A tiebreak is won when a player reaches at least 7 points and wins by at least two points. There are, however, occasions when a player must win by two games, beyond a score of 6-6, to win a set.In order to win a match, a player must win two sets. In some instances (i.e. some professional men's tournaments) a player has to win three sets.

0-love 15 30 40-match 40 even = duce where it is advantage then match point

15-40 a possible score of a single game in tennis (there are 6 games to a set usually). The server's score is always called first, and the player with the 40 only needs one more point to win the game (but not the match), and the server with 15 needs two more points to tie with the other player. Whenever the receiver has a chance to win the game and the server is down in points, it is called a break point.

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