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Floor Tennis Court Specifications

The court shall be a rectangle, 7m (23ft) long and, for singles matches, 3m (9.86ft) wide. For doubles matches, the court shall be 4m (13.12ft) wide.

 The court shall be divided across the middle by a net suspended by a cord which shall pass over or be attached to two net-posts at a height of 40 cm where the height of the net from the ground will be 10cm. The net shall be fully extended so that it completely fills the space between the two net posts, and it must be of a sufficiently small mesh of (3cms boxes) to ensure that a ball cannot pass through it. The height of the net shall be 50cm at the center, where it shall be held down tightly by a strap. A band shall cover the cord and the top of the net. The strap and band shall be completely white. 

The weight of the net posts should be 10kgs and the height will be 40cm and the shape should be square with 30cm on each side. (as shown in the figure) 

The length of the net will be 4.3 meters. And the centres of the net posts shall be 0.15m outside the doubles court on each side.

 The net posts and singles sticks shall not be more than 1cm above the top of the net cord.

The lines at the ends of the court are called baselines and the lines at the sides of the court are called Side-lines. 

 Two lines shall be drawn between the singles side-lines, 3.5mtrs (11.48ft) from each side of the net, parallel with the net. These lines are called the service lines.

On each side of the net, the area between the service line and the net shall be divided into two equal parts, the service courts, by the centre service line. The centre service-line shall be drawn parallel with the singles side-lines and halfway between them.

 All the lines including centre service line and centre mark shall be 2cm wide.

All court measurements shall be made to the outside of the lines and all lines of the court shall be of the same color clearly contrasting with the color of the surface.

The server is the player due to strike the ball first in a rally

The receiver is the player due to strike the ball second in a rally

The umpire is the person appointed to control the match

The assistance umpire is the person appointed to assist the umpire with certain decisions

Singles competition method

  1. Singles court should be 7m outside line and 3m baseline.
  2. Singles are played in 1: 1 format and 3 sets and 11 points are played.
  3. The referee decides the service and the court by throwing a coin.
  4. When the service and the coat are decided, they come to the center of the court and shake hands and greet each other.
  5. The referee’s sentence (play ball) shows courtesy and service begins.
  6. The service drops the ball naturally around the waist, hitting the ball once bound with a racket and sending it to the opponent in a diagonal direction.
  7. Service is done once on the right side and once on the left side and then passed to the other party (twice per person).
  8. If you win 2 sets of 3 sets first, you will win.

How to play doubles

  1. The doubles coats shall have a standard of 7m outboard line and 4m baseline.
  2. The doubles game is played in a set of 2 players and consists of 3 sets and 11 games.
  3. The referee decides the service and the court by throwing a coin.
  4. When the service and the coat are decided, they come to the center of the court and shake hands and greet each other.
  5. The referee’s sentence (play ball) shows courtesy and service begins.
  6. The service drops the ball naturally around the waist, hitting the ball once bound with a racket and sending it to the opponent in a diagonal direction.
  7. Service is done once on the right side, once on the left side and then on the other side (twice per person).
  8. If two sets of 3 sets are pre-empted first, they will win.
  9. According to the progress of the game, it can be changed to 11 points and 21 points.
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