Tennis - Short

Group Leader         Lorraine Dupuy  01292 264601
Location             Newton Church Hall
Day & Time Friday                         2.00 - 4.00 pm    

Eleanor Fraser has passed the reins of being Group Leader to Lorraine Dupuy.  Her contact details are above.  Please pass the news to other members of the group.  

Short Tennis has been going for a number of years, and continues to be as popular as ever.

The emphasis is placed on the social aspect, combined with gentle exercise.

Short version tennis, also known as short court tennis, offers the opportunity to learn to play tennis on a smaller court.

Rackets and balls are supplied, so all that members need bring along is a pair of trainers.


  • Each rally begins with a serve.
  • To serve in short court tennis, you must stand behind the service line.
  • Neither of your feet can touch the service line during your serve motion.
  • For your first serve, you must stand behind the right service box. You then alternate between serving behind the left and right service boxes.
  • Your serve must travel cross court to the service box diagonally opposite your serving position.
  • You have two opportunities to serve for each point.

Points and Scoring

  • You win points by hitting a serve or shot in bounds that your opponent cannot return before the ball bounces twice.
  • If your opponent hits the ball into the net or out of bounds, you also win the point.
  • Short court tennis players can play with traditional tennis scoring, in which players must win four points to win a game, six games to win a set and the best of three of five sets to win a match. Or players can choose to play to a certain number of points or games.

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