Playing a tennis feel like running a sprint and running a marathon. A match can finish quickly or take a long time. For example, there was a match that took 11 hours and 5 minutes between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut at the 2010 Wimbledon tourament.
To start a tennis match, players usually warm up with groundstrokes, volleys, and serves. Then they spin the racket like a coin to see who serves first.To begin service at 0-0 points, the servers stand on the deuce side of the court and serves to the opposite service box. He gets two tries to get the serve in, or else it is a double fault. If the ball is out, or if the ball bounces twice, then the point is over.
The score system counts by 15-30-40. After point the server switches to the other side of the hashmark. On 40-40, the point is called deuce. The winner of deuce point has advantage. The play must win with advantage in order to win the game. Typically, the first to get to 6 games wins, but if it is 5-5, then it goes to 7 games. If 6-6, there is a tiebreak. In a tiebreak, the server serves on deuce side. After every deuce point, the other player serves at advantage side. At 6-6, the player must win by 2 points.