# Question: Why does it go 15 30 40 in tennis?

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The origins of the 15, 30, and 40 scores are believed to be medieval French. The earliest reference is in a ballad by Charles DOrleans in 1435 which refers to quarante cinque (forty-five), which gave rise to modern 40. In 1522, there is a sentence in Latin we are winning 30, we are winning 45.

## What does it mean when its 40-40 in tennis?

DEUCE WHAT IS A DEUCE? The only time this is different is when both you and your opponent have won 4 points each and the score is 40-40. This is called deuce. When the score reaches deuce, one player or team will need to win at least two points in a row to win the game.

## Why is tennis scoring the way it is?

The Clock Face It is believed that tennis scores in the very early days were shown on two clock faces. As each person scored, the clock face was moved around 25% or 15 minutes, from 15 to 30, then 45, and finally the win on 60.

## Why Do They Call It Love in tennis?

It has been suggested that the tennis sense of love is derived from French lœuf (the vowel in this French word has no English equivalent, but approximations would be something like LERFF or LUFF); œuf means egg. It is said that when the game was imported into France from England, the French used the word lœuf

## Why is it called 40-40 Deuce?

Deuce. French pops up in a few tennis terms, including this one. When a game is at the 40-40 mark and a player still needs to win by two clear points, then it goes to deuce. It comes from the French word deux de jeux, meaning two games (or points in this case).

## Why do they say let not net in tennis?

Many people think that because the ball is touching the net and going over the net, it would be called a NET ball and not a LET ball. The word LET is used as opposed to NET, because net is when the ball goes into the net, not over it, and is considered a fault.

## When both players have 40 points this is called?

If both players reach 40, this is known as deuce (not 40-all). A player has to score two consecutive points to win the game following deuce. The first point scored after deuce is known as advantage. Once a player scores advantage, their next point wins.

## Why is 30-30 Not Deuce?

At Deuce, next point wins the game. At 30-30, a total of 3 more possible points could be played, therefore it cannot be called Deuce.

## Do tennis umpires say let or net?

The umpire (or opposing player when there is no umpire) will usually say let or net to signal to the server a let has occurred. Lets occur more often on first serves, as the server is more cautious on the success of a second serve.

## What is it called in tennis when both players have 40 points?

If both players reach 40, this is known as deuce (not 40-all). A player has to score two consecutive points to win the game following deuce. The first point scored after deuce is known as advantage. Once a player scores advantage, their next point wins. If that player loses the point, then the score reverts to deuce.

## What is the best type of tennis court?

Hard Court The Hard Court is generally considered by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) as a good surface for all types of players as it provides a good compromise between the Grass Courts and Clay Courts and is thus termed as a “Democratic Court”, which provides players favouring various styles of play, from the Serve and

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