Why are you allowed two serves in tennis?

3 May 2018, 17:19

Tennis ball on court
Tennis ball on court. Picture: Pixabay

First time lucky? Why do tennis players get two serves when serving in a tennis match?

Mystery Hour Question

Why are you allowed two serves in tennis?

Stephen, Grantham

Answer

** Definitive **


Name: Ian, Mitcham


Qualification: Former table tennis player


Answer: It keeps the game of tennis exciting. The players will always ‘smash’ and lose the point in the first serve to make it more rewarding when the second serve comes off right.

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