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What's tennis all about?
How did it all start?
The major tournaments
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The Davis Cup
How do you score?
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Seeds - The people expected to do well in a tournament.
Set - The main sections of a tennis match (see how to score, above)
Straight sets - When someone wins a match without losing a set, eg winning three sets to love.
Love - A tennis word for zero.
Forehand - when you hit with your palm facing to the front.
Backhand -when the back of your hand facing front.
Deuce - This is another way of saying forty-all. It comes from the French word "deux", meaning two, when two people are on the same point.
Baseline - Nothing to do with phat beats. This is the line at the far end of the court.
Cyclops - The machine that goes beep to tell if the ball has hit the net on a serve (which means the serve has to happen again).
Serve - When the player hits the ball over the net to start the game.
Let - Play the point again.
Tiebreak - When the set is drawn at six-all (see how to score, above).
Ace - When a player wins a point after serving an unstoppable shot.
Smash - A very fast shot hit by a player.
Volley - Hitting the ball before it bounces.
Double fault - Serving twice out of the court and losing the point.
Umpire - The person who decides, like a referee.
Spin - Hitting the ball so it spins and bounces so it's hard for the other player to hit (as in 'top spin', 'back spin').

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