E) Only one serve attempt is allowed, except in the event of a let (the ball touches the net on the serve and lands on the proper service court; let serves are replayed).
4. Service Sequence
A) Both players on the serving doubles team have the opportunity to serve and score points until they commit a fault *(except for the first service sequence of each new game).
B) The first serve of each side-out is made from the right-hand court.
C) If a point is scored, the server switches sides and the server initiates the next serve from the left-hand court.
D) As subsequent points are scored, the server continues switching back and forth until a fault is committed and the first server loses the serve.
E) When the first server loses the serve the partner then serves from their correct side of the court (except for the first service sequence of the game*).
F) The second server continues serving until their team commits a fault and loses the serve to the opposing team.
G) Once the service goes to the opposition (at side out), the first serve is from the right-hand court and both players on that team have the opportunity to serve and score points until their team commits two faults.
H) In singles the server serves from the right-hand court when his or her score is even and from the left when the score is odd. *At the beginning of each new game only one partner on the serving team has the opportunity to serve before faulting, after which the service passes to the receiving team.
A) Points are scored only by the serving team.
B) Games are normally played to 11 points or 15 minutes, which every is reached first.
C) When the serving team’s score is even (0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) the player who was the first server in the game for that team will be in the right-side court when serving or receiving; when odd (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) that player will be in the left-side court when serving or receiving.
6. Double-Bounce Rule
A) When the ball is served, the receiving team must let it bounce before returning, and then the serving team must let it bounce before returning, thus two bounces.
B) After the ball has bounced once in each team’s court, both teams may either volley the ball (hit the ball before itbounces) or play it off a bounce (ground stroke).
C) The double bounce rule eliminates the serve and volley advantage and extends rallies.