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TENNIS.
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On the right-hand of the court from the dedans, a part of the wall projects more than the rest, in order to make a variety in the stroke, and render it more difficult to be returned by the adversary, and is called the tambour; the grill is the last thing on the right-hand, in which, if the ball be struck, is reckoned fifteen, or a certain stroke.
A set of tennis consists of six games, but if what is called an advantage set be played, two succes­sive games above five games must be won to de­cide ; or in case it should be six games all, two games must still be won on one side to conclude the set.
When the player gives his service in order to begin the set, his adversary is supposed to return the ball wherever it falls after the first rebound, un­touched ; for example ; if at the figure 1, the chace is called at a yard, that is to say, at a yard from the dedans, this chace remains till a second ser­vice is given, and if the player on the service-side should let the ball go after his adversary returns it, and the ball fall on or between any one of these figures, they must change sides, for he will be then on the hazard-side to play for the first chace, which if he win by striking the ball so as to fall, after its first rebound, nearer to the dedans than the figure 1, without his adversary being able to return it from its first rebound, he wins a stroke, and then proceeds in like manner to win a second stroke, &c. If a ball fall on a line with the first gallery, door, second gallery, or last gallery, the chace is likewise called at such or such a place, naming the gallery, &c. When it is just put over the line, it is called a chace at the line. If the player on the service-side return a ball with such force as to stiike the wall on the hazard-side, so as
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