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Case 5: Is a player allowed to use more than one racket at any time during play? Decision: No.


Case 6: Can a battery that affects playing characteristics be incorporated into a racket?


Decision: No. A battery is prohibited because it is an energy source, as are solar cells and other similar devices.


5. SCORE IN A GAME a.


Standard game


A standard game is scored as follows with the server’s score being called first:


No point First point


Second point Third point Fourth point


- “Love” - - -


“15” “30” “40”


- “Game”


except that if each player/team has won three points, the score is “Deuce”. After “Deuce”, the score is “Advantage” for the player/team who wins the next point. If that same player/team also wins the next point, that player/team wins the “Game”; if the opposing player/team wins the next point, the score is again “Deuce”. A player/team needs to win two consecutive points immediately after “Deuce” to win the “Game”.


b. Tie-break game


During a tie-break game, points are scored “Zero”, “1”, “2”, “3”, etc. The first player/team to win seven points wins the “Game” and “Set”, provided there is a margin of two points over the opponent(s). If necessary, the tie- break game shall continue until this margin is achieved.


The player whose turn it is to serve shall serve the first point of the tie-break game. The following two points shall be served by the opponent(s) (in doubles, the player of the opposing team due to serve next). After this, each player/team shall serve alternately for two consecutive points until the end of the tie-break game (in doubles, the rotation of service within each team shall continue in the same order as during that set).


The player/team whose turn it was to serve first in the tie-break game shall be the receiver in the first game of the following set.


Additional approved alternative scoring methods can be found in Appendix IV.


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