The game is played on a court which is 5m x 5m, bordered by lines and divided in half by a line which is perpendicular to the Sparring. In this way there are two separate areas which are 5m long and 2.5 m wide, one for each individual player, with a sparring in the middle; this results in the 2 areas of play. Along the length of the sparring there is a net which is approximately 170 cm high.
The objective of the game is to send the ball over the sparring net making it bounce on the surface which is perpendicular to the ground, trying to get it into the opponent’s side. Each player must have the same kind of racket, a beach tennis racket, a tennis racket or some other type with which they will hit the ball. The ball is put into play by the player who serves. He serves from behind the baseline hitting the ball with an underarm movement in the direction of the sparring trying to send it into the opponent’s side of the court. The opponent will, in turn, respond by trying to hit the ball against the sparring to ensure that it bounces into the opponents court. The game stops when the ball no longer hits the sparring.
The point is won by the player who:
- after hitting the ball on the sparring manages to make it bounce into his opponent’s court
- after hitting the ball on the sparring does so in such a way that his opponent fails to return the ball
The point is lost by the player who:
- is not able to make the ball hit the sparring after his opponent has done so
- after hitting the ball on the sparring it falls to the ground outside the opponent’s side of the court
- puts the ball back into play by bouncing it under the net
- is not able to return the ball by making it bounce on the surface perpendicular to the floor of the sparring
- does not return the ball with the racket but with another part of the body or some other piece of equipment
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