TENNIS.COM BASELINE ARTICLE - BREAKING THE RULES: SPEED UP THE GAME WITH (THIRTY30 AND) 3D TENNIS
Could a few tweaks to the scoring format make for a more dynamic match?
Rebel Good looks at the latest attempt to change the rules of the court.
Rebel Good is a past editor of Friend at Court, the USTA’s handbook of rules and regulations, and has taught officiating for more than 30 years.
The whole Tennis.com article can be read here...
“There’s nothing inherently wrong with either approach (3D or Thirty30).
With 3D Tennis the savings will be minimal: how many games in your typical match go to deuce more than three times?
And a game or match can still be decided by a mishit or bad call.”
“Thirty30, and especially Thirty30+, radically reduce your time on court.
That may be just what you need if your schedule is limited, or court time is hard to find.
In the latter case (i.e. Thirty30), it’s a vast improvement over the abominable “timed tennis,” in that it preserves the traditional tennis concept that you win a match by winning the last point, not by stalling it out when you have a lead.”
Rebel Good - Breaking The Rules: Speed Up The Game With 3D Tennis, July 2022