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Tennis anyone?
« on: July 04, 2010, 04:14:40 pm »

Can someone explain the scoring system in simple terms please?
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Re: Tennis anyone?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 04:29:42 pm »

 :-)  In simple terms..... No, haven't a clue !  :embarrassed:
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 05:02:07 pm »

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Re: Tennis anyone?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 07:52:18 pm »

The scoring is rather unusual in tennis. There is no reason for it except to be awkward. The first score in tennis is 15 whereas in snooker the black ball is worth 7.

 The second tennis point is worth another 15 taking your score to 30 but by hitting the ball over the boundary in cricket you get 6, added to your black ball in snooker you now have 13.

 The next tennis point is only worth 10 taking your score to 40, this is to allow other sports to catch up, this can be done by landing your dart in the bullseye giving you 50 plus the 13 totalling 63.

At this point you are superior to tennis players.

 If both tennis players reach 40 then the score is equal and you both carry on playing untill someone wins or a player dies. In football both teams take penalties untill England loses.
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Re: Tennis anyone?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 08:27:09 pm »

Why is it that tennis players are expected to be able to play on consecutive days whereas footballers need the best part of a week to recover between games?

Is it something to do with the size of their balls?
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010, 08:56:04 pm »

Can someone explain the scoring system in simple terms please?
It was worked out by the French who have the highest per capita consumption of wine globally.
I, in my past, have observed the game of "crib".  The scoring in that game also seems to have been fuelled by increasing amounts of alcoholic beverage as the night of the original game wore on.
"..an' one fer 'is nob"
It's just a wonder that anybody remembered for the subsequent night.
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Re: Tennis anyone?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2010, 09:06:12 pm »

Why is it that tennis players are expected to be able to play on consecutive days whereas footballers need the best part of a week to recover between games?

Is it something to do with the size of their balls?

and they dont cry like little babies when they slip on grass
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010, 09:09:35 pm »

No but I tell you slipping on shale when your running to get to a drop shot at the net is painful...
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Re: Tennis anyone?
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010, 09:45:41 pm »


Le Score,
Did everyone  O0 all forgot  :embarrassed: :embarrassed: about "Love"  %) %)
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2010, 09:53:30 pm »

Or Deuce. I believe they have a choice of orange, lemon or blackcurrant...
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There ARE other games....
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2010, 03:59:53 pm »

There are other, more understandable games....


1) You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.

2) Each man thatís in the side thatís in goes out, and when heís out he comes in and the next man goes in until heís out.

3) When they are all out, the side thatís out comes in and the side thatís been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out.

4) Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

5) When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in.

6) There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.

7) When both sides have been in and all the men have out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!
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Re: Tennis anyone?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2010, 05:18:15 pm »

then, theres GOLF, a perfect way to RUIN a good walk
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2010, 07:28:21 pm »

  "Tennis anyone?"

  Many years ago, when I was staying at the Tokaanu Motel, one of the assistant managers told me that a newly arrived Australian general assistant had come out with just that line.

  "I'll give you a knock-up" he said. Bink, bonk, bink, bonk. 0-6, 0-6 later, he discovered she was John Newcomb's sister. Bit of oright she was too.
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