Thirty30 Tennis - Have You Tried It Yet?
Updated: Nov 26, 2019
Thirty30 tennis is the alternative scoring format that produces shorter more exciting matches.
Everything is identical to the traditional scoring except:
(1) EVERY game starts at “30-all” (30-30) and the score of “Thirty30” is called out at the start of every game.
(2) If a set reaches 6 games all, a ‘9-point tie-break’, i.e. first to 5 points, sudden death at 4-4, is played to decide the winner of the set by 7-6.
Order of serve is: A B B A / change ends / A B B A A (9 points maximum).
(3) During a set, players serve alternative games and only change ends initially after 2 games, then after every 4 games and at the end of each set,
i.e. change ends after 2, 6 and 10 games during a set.
Order of serve is: A B / change ends / A B A B / change ends / A B A B / change ends / A B + 9-point tie-break.
The “No Ad” rule is NOT used, i.e. ‘normal deuce’ is played as per traditional scoring.
The “No Let” rule is NOT used, i.e. as per traditional tennis.
A set of Thirty30 takes in general no longer than 20 minutes to complete resulting in a best-of-3-sets match being completed in 40 - 60 minutes and a best-of-5-sets in 60 - 90 minutes.
Have You Tried It Yet?