A serve that the opponent cannot return; as a verb, to serve an ace.
Short for advantage; see entries beginning with that word, below.
The player who scores the first point after deuce is said to have the advantage, since winning the next point will also win the game
|Advantage court / Ad court||
The left hand side service court from where either player has the advantage to win a game.
Indicates that the server has the advantage; also "ad in"
Indicates that the receiver has the advantage; also "ad out"
Used in scoring to indicate a tie, as in "40-all."
One of the areas outside the singles court that come into play in doubles. The alleys are 4 ½ feet wide.
A serve that has spin causing it to bounce high and to receiver's left, off a right-handed player's racket. Opposite of reverse twist.
A shot hit hard and deep to allow the player to take the net.
Association of Tennis Professionals. The ATP are the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuit in the US.
|Attack the net||
See Take the net
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