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Tennis

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).

The object of the game is to play the ball over the net in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.

Tennis is an optional sport for men and women that made its debut on the programme in Delhi, India in 2010. Men’s and women’s singles and doubles were contested together with mixed doubles.

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It is played on a rectangular, flat court which is 78 feet (23.77 m) long, and 27 feet (8.2 m) wide for singles matches and 36 ft (11 m) for doubles matches
Each tennis match is made up of two to three sets. To win a set, you must win at least six games. The games are scored starting at "love" (or zero) and go up to 40, which is four points. From love, the first point is 15, then 30, then 40, then match point, which wins the game

Team England previous tennis medals

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