Tennis is played on a rectangular court with a net that divides the court into two halves.
The goal is to hit the ball over the net into the opponent's half of the court in a way that makes the opponent unable to return the ball.
Players use tennis racquets to hit the ball back and forth over the net.
A point is awarded every time the opponent is unable to return the ball over the net and within the court.
Points are awarded in scores of 15, 30, and 40. 15 is equivalent to one point; 30 is equivalent to two points; 40 is equivalent to 3 points.
Tennis matches consist of three phases: a game, a set, and a match.
A game is played until a player scores four points.
A set is a collection of games, usually played until a player wins six games.
A match is played until a player wins the best of either three or five sets.