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A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed: Friend at Court 2024

Updated: Apr 8

Hey, is my opponent allowed to do THAT?

Most tennis matches are played without the oversight of a court official. But even a match played for pure recreation can generate confusing situations. For example, what happens when opponents cannot agree on a score? Who can call a let? How long can a server take between serves?

Luckily, we have plenty of available resources to help us through these sticky situations.

The official Go-To document for the rules and regulations of tennis is the USTA Friend at Court. Click HERE for the 2024 edition. This handbook provides the guiding principles of good sportsmanship and detailed rules of tennis. It also explains how tournaments are structured and specifies how directors and officials manage events for adults and juniors.

USTA League players are bound by District, Sectional and National specific rules and regulations.

Sportsmanship is the foundation of tennis, yes, but rules help to clarify the game. Now, you know you have a Friend at Court to help you enjoy the sport even more.

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