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ttwarrior1
08-18-2010, 08:24 PM
ok the first point if you win you get 15 pts, then it goes to 30,

Why does it go to 40 for the next one instead of 45??

Okay if its 40 all, whoever gets the next point has the advantage, but
How many actual points are they getting for that point, 5, ten, none?

polski
08-19-2010, 01:08 AM
Only a dumb question because you can type "tennis scoring history" into any search engine and figure it out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_score#Game_scoring_origins

ttwarrior1
08-20-2010, 12:14 AM
i read that and its inaccurate and not correct

polski
08-20-2010, 02:53 AM
i read that and its inaccurate and not correct

It's a wiki, why don't you go onto it & start fixing it? Wiki's generally become accurate over time.

Steady Eddy
08-20-2010, 05:38 PM
i read that and its inaccurate and not correctHow do you know? How does anyone know. Tennis took its scoring system from Court Tennis, and the scoring system for Court Tennis is ancient. The speculation in the wiki article seems plausible. "45" simply got shortened to "40". But no matter what it's called, it's the third point of a game. As Shakespeare said, "What's in a name?"

beernutz
08-27-2010, 10:14 AM
i read that and its inaccurate and not correct
Which part?

AR15
08-27-2010, 10:33 AM
Which part?

"its"

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