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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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