Types of tennis match facts for kids

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Traditionally, tennis is played between two people in a Singles match, or four players in a Doubles match. However, popular variations allowing play between three players (of which two or three are on the court at any one time) have emerged.

Singles
in tennis is the body of competition that features individual players competing one-on-one. There are separate singles competitions for men and women. The singles competition exists in counterdistinction to doubles.
Doubles
one team of two players on each side (four players in total). In this version, gender does not matter. Doubles utilizes a wider court than singles matches.
Mixed doubles
similar to the doubles game, but this version requires one man and one woman to be a team.
American doubles
(from the UK) is generally used in training, and plays one player (playing with a singles court layout) versus two players (playing with a doubles court layout). Often the court rotates game by game taking it in turns to play on your own.
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Wheelchair tennis
has the same thing as both singles and doubles, however, the ball may bounce twice before hitting it, the second bounce may even be outside the field.
Australian Doubles
is played when one player is significantly better than 2 others. Two players on one side hitting into the singles court while the better player is alone hitting into the doubles court.
Canadian Doubles
is similar to Australian Doubles, however the single player does not have to be significantly better than the double team.

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