Regarding the receiving order for doubles, the team in charge of receiving in the first game shall select a player to receive the game's first point. The second point should now be awarded to the first receiver's partner. The first receiver should earn the third point. And so on till the game is over. If there is an odd number of games in regulation, then the receiving order will repeat itself until there are two players left in the match.
In case of a tiebreaker, each pair will receive one point. Once all pairs have received all their points, the person who has won more games wins the match. If both players have won an equal number of games, then a tiebreak will determine the winner. In a tiebreak, the first player to win a game will be awarded 1 point. All others zero points. A player wins a game when they successfully defend a point or obtain a return of their own serve. There is no need to wait for an opponent to miss a shot before you can hit your next shot. You can also change your mind about where you want the ball returned and call for a different service position. The server is only required to serve inside the boundary lines of the court. They can also pass the ball if they wish to move away from their opponents. However, they cannot stand outside the lines and throw the ball up in the air to try to get their opponent to chase it.
Tennis Doubles Serve Order: The team that is scheduled to serve in the opening game of each set determines which player will serve in that game. The opponents get to choose who serves first in the second game of each set. The player who served in the first game's partner then serves in the third game. If players are still tied after three games have been played, a tiebreaker game is used to determine the serving order for the remaining games.
In a match that is being played as best-of-five sets, the team that wins two out of the three games in a set serves first in the next set. If teams are still tied after three games have been played, a tiebreaker mini-set is used to determine the final serving order for those games.
During a break in the action between sets or before a designated game begins, the current server stands and faces the net while the new server walks up to the baseline beside him/her and receives the old server's ball. The new server then carries the ball over to the other side of the court where they will begin their service motion. This process continues throughout the match. When it is time for the fifth and final set, both servers stand on opposite sides of the court with their arms by their sides and wait for their turn.
There is also a role reversal during a change of ends.
Say it aloud: "Pause." All serves to the left (ad) court will be received by the partner. The same player must serve for the duration of the game. The server wins the point if the serve hits the receiver or the receiver's partner before it bounces. Returning strokes (excluding the serve) may be hit by either member of a doubles team. A returner is only out if he or she touches an unoccupied part of the court with any part of their body other than their hand and arm.
In tennis, as in many sports, one person plays while another stands by to defend him or her. This defender is called a umpire because he or she is responsible for calling shots out during play. The term referee is also used for this role; however, in tennis this person also calls violations to the playing rules.
On offense, players have the option of serving or returning the ball. If a player chooses to serve, then that player will be the one who moves back into the middle of the court first after taking his or her position behind the baseline. The server then gives the shot to the left of him or her and follows through with the swing. If a player instead chooses to return the ball, then that player will be the one who moves forward into the open area of the court first after taking his or her position outside of the baseline. The player then throws the ball up into the air and runs towards it before catching it.