The Australian Open tennis tournament started yesterday and as a fun primer (or refresher!), we thought we’d share this groovy infographic on tennis rules from BOAST. I grew up playing and watching tennis, so the scoring is second-nature to me, but I’ll admit: compared to other sports, the tennis rules and scoring situation is a bit odd. And takes some getting used to.
I’ve explained the tennis rules and scoring to a number of friends, and it’s never exactly intuitive. But this tennis rules infographic? It breaks it down in a really easy to understand way, no matter if you’re wanting to hit the court yourself (it’s a great workout!) or just want to watch a few matches on TV and understand what the heck is going on. We had to share!
Did you learn anything new? Got the tennis rules down? I’ve always been fascinated by the love-15-30-40 scoring set-up and turns out it’s medieval French! —Jenn