In this video you will learn the rules about the scoring system for the tiebreaker in singles.
You can check out the videos on introduction to tennis and the basic rules.
In this video you will learn about the tiebreak in singles.
The tiebreak is a specific match situation designed to determine the winner of a set which becomes tied at 6-6 games each
To learn more about the rest of the scoring system in a tennis match, check out the video on scoring
At 5-5 games each, the set cannot be won until a player has one by two clear games, meaning the set would have to be won at 7 games to 5
However, if the game becomes tied at 6 games each, we enter a tiebreak, a game of 7 points with a two point lead
Note that points in a tibreak are scored simply as "1, 2, 3"
During a tiebreaker, player 1 will serve once from the right side of the court, also known as the 'deuce' side
The serve then switches to player 2 who starts on the left "ad" side of the court and serves twice, once from each side
Player 1 then serves twice starting from the ad court
Both players swap ends every 6 points
The tiebreak ends when a player reaches 7 points with a two point lead
If it's 6 all, one player should win two points consecutively to seal the set
Player 2 starts serving in the next set as the tiebreak was started by player 1
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