No-Ad Scoring *
There is an alternative scoring method for winning a game. NO-AD scoring can replace the traditional 15, 30, 40 method. Beginning players should learn the traditional scoring system first and use it for several months before replacing it with NO-AD scoring. Most tournaments do not use NO-AD. The actual playing the point is the same in both methods.
When using NO-AD scoring, the players call the points, 1,2,3, and 4. A game is won when a player or team wins 4 points. If the score reaches 3-3, the player or team does not have to win two more points--there is no "deuce-ad" situation. At 3-3, the receiver tells the server into which service court the serve must be served. Below is a comparison chart of the two methods.
In traditional Scoring, if the score is: In NO-AD scoring, the score would be:
15-love or love-15 1-0 or 0-1
30-love or love-30 2-0 or 0-2
40-love or love-40 3-0 or 0-3
30-15 or 15-30 2-1 or 1-2
40-15 or 15-40 3-1 or 1-3
40-30 or 30-40 3-2 or 2-3
The set and match requirements are the same as for traditional scoring.
* It is suggested that beginners not use this system until the traditional scoring system has been mastered. top of page