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Latest rules in tennis doubles you need to know (Part 1)

The new tennis scoring law has been enacted by the World Tennis Federation (ITF), detailing and clarifying the most accurate scoring method in a tennis match.

Besides knowing the rules of the game and the techniques of tennis, one of the first things that a tennis player needs to know is how to calculate the score in competition. With this article, Gift Viet will give tennis players a quick, easy to understand score, so that beginners to learn about this sport will not have difficulty in training and competition. duel.

Each sport has a unique scoring method. With tennis, each match will be divided into points, games, sets and based on that to determine the score, determine the winner or lose.

A tennis match consists of a score, a game and a set. There are usually 3 sets for every match. Whoever wins before 2 sets is considered to win. The game may also consist of 5 sets, whoever wins the previous 3 sets will win the match.

In each set, it will consist of games, whoever wins before 6 games wins the set, but must be more than the opponent with a difference of 2 games. In the case of a set of 5 to 5, the game will continue until one opponent wins more than the other opponent 2 games to decide who wins the set.

How to calculate the score in tennis

Under the rules of tennis, if the score is 7–6, then the set is over (but not the last set when both of them have drawn 1–1 or 2–2 depending on the match set).

If the player wins the first point, points will be given for that player; win the second point, score 30 for that player; winning the third point, the score is 40 and winning the fourth point is winning that game. Except for the following cases.

If both players win by three points, the score is 40 and the player who wins the next point will gain points. If he wins the next point, he wins the game. If the opponent wins the next point, the score is 40 evenly. And so on until one player wins two consecutive points after the score will win the game.

What Dance Style Is Best for Your First Spin with Your Spouse? (Part 3)

Hip-Hop Dance
Dance begins at 2:00 mark. If you and your spouse are more interested in modern music than the classics and you’re expecting to get the party going right off the bat, a hip hop dance would definitely do the trick. As a popular dance style in the recent decades, there are many different movements from hit songs to select from. Depending on your dedicated time, a change of attire is essential to get into the moves. The key to hip hop is engaging and you won’t need a choreographer to teach your routine – typically, you can create one out of the movements you already know. Most modern hip-hop, rap, or R&B songs will be the perfect choice to set the right atmosphere for your dance. It makes a great atmosphere for the celebration.

Free-Form or a Mash-Up
If you’re expecting to include a variety of different songs or dance movements, the possibilities to choose are endless. You can select your favorite dances and couple them with different tunes to suit your personal style. No need to hire a choreographer – unless you’d like to – you and your spouse can work out the routine yourselves. This style’s appeal is tailored: decide if you’ll do a quick step, who you’d like to include, and in what order your movements take place.

Flash Mob
As a phenomenon only popular in the last few decade or so, a “flash mob” dance requires the participation of many people beside your partner. If you are not familiar with the concept, a “flash mob” is a type of dance that started with only a few people, and overtime, more and more gradually to be included in. By the end of the song, a whole bunch of loved ones are dancing. Traditionally, these are dace used in public as a surprise to passengers, but your guests will be just as amazed as your routine develops with the participation of bridal party members, friends, and family. Add your own personal movement, spotlight certain individual, have sections of song wherein just small group dances join. Not much different from a mash-up, any song selection or dance style will work, but it requires the participation from others and far more preparation and practice than the other forms!

The basic rules to calculate scores in tennis doubles (Part 1)

The following article will help you better understand the rules of tennis doubles in a most detailed and concise manner. Help you practice hitting sometimes playing tennis easier, avoid making unnecessary mistakes.

1. The Rules of Doubles Tennis Court

For doubles, the pitch is 10.97 m wide, which means each side is 1.37 m wider than the single court.

2. The Rules of the Order of serving when pairing

The order of service will be decided when starting each set.

The couple who is entitled to serve in the first game will send the player to serve first and the opposing team will also send the first serve in the second game. The first game partner will serve in the third set; The second game partner will serve the fourth game and the sequence will continue in the next games of the set.


When doubles, a team member fails to arrive on time, can the other player ask to play alone with the other team?



3. The Rules of the Order of serving in doubles

The order in which the ball is to be served will be determined before the start of each set.

The serving pair in the first game will select the first serve and that person will continue to receive the first serve in the individual games of that set. It is the same for the opponent, deciding who to serve first in the second game and who continues to serve first in even games of the whole set. Teammates take turns serving from beginning to end of each game.


Is it allowed to stand in a team doubles match of a player who serves or blocks serve?


Yes. The teammate of the serving player and teammate of the serving player shall have the right to stand at any place on their side, including outside the court.

What Dance Style Is Best for Your First Spin with Your Spouse? (Part 2)

The Swing

A variety of dance styles belongs to this category, such as the Lindy hop, jitterbug, jive, boogie, East and West Coast swing. It’s rather fast-paced style, fun and lively way to kick off your marriage with a few lifts, fast turns, and leg kicks. We suggest you learn with a professional choreographer! Brides should consider changing their wedding gown into a shorter, flowy dress and wearing dance shorts and dancing shoes. Grooms should wear comfortable shoes and suit jacket.

The Foxtrot

Something of in between a Waltz and a swing dance, it is fantastic for a pair featured a medium tempo and playful dance movements that go with a wide variety of classic and contemporary songs. The moves can get complicated, but modern wedding outfits will look very nice as you do a Foxtrot.

The Rumba
This Latin dance is best for a couple looking to ignite a sensual vibe from their first dance due to a lot of hip work and fluidity. Although, it’s not hard to learn as other Latin styles, such as the salsa and mambo, but will definitely require serious practice. There is a limited selection of melodies that suits this style, but they’re not hard to find and very enjoyable. Shoes may need to be changed, and bride may want to make sure her gown can handle hip movement and turns.

Mambo & Salsa Dance
The salsa and mambo are fast-paced dance incorporate some complicated steps that bring a certain sensual, and flair to your first dance. Latin songs are always excellent tunes for this form. Practise with a professional to master this dance and remember that a costume change into more dance-friendly clothing is recommended. A tango dance might also be an excellent choice, though it is a bit too sexual and serious for a wedding dance.

The strategy in badminton doubles for men and women (Part 2)

2. Receive serve

Female players

If receiving a short serve, you should return the net at the corner of the net closest to you, as close as possible, or return to the opponent who has delivered your serve.

If receiving a long serve, smash the shuttle towards the opponent’s female player or towards the side.

After returning the bridge, the female player must follow her demand curve, and head towards the net, the T-zone area, as soon as possible to stabilize the squad.

Male players

If receiving a short serve, return the net at the corner of the net closest to the player. Help create the best conditions for his teammates to dominate the net control and control the retaliation in the net area.

If receiving a long serve, smash the shuttle towards the opponent or side.

Depending on the opponent’s formation in the badminton doubles match, there may be different fighting styles. Two half-yard bumps will make it difficult for the opponent if the opponent is in the top and bottom line. Direct smashes will make it difficult for the opponent if the opponent is in a two-sided formation.

3. When attacking

Female players

Always stick to the net area in order to catch all the net shots, and intercept as much as possible the opponent’s cross-jibs. Female players must limit as much as possible to get the lift.

Always in front and hind legs, and move smoothly according to the situation of the bridge. The racket must always be held high above the head and on the edge of the net and forward in the position to be ready to hit the ball at the highest possible position when it has passed through the net.

When having to counter the cross just past the net, the female player should be slightly bent to lower her body so that she can hit the opponent’s ball with her racket position still above her head.

Try to hit the plugging line as much as possible, as far from the opponent’s arm as possible, or as much as possible disturbing the opponent’s formation. Do not look back to see how your teammates are fighting. Instead, the female player should watch her opponent’s movement and listen for her teammates’ calls from behind.

What Dance Style Is Best for Your First with Your Spouse? (Part 1)

You have probably wondering what dance style might be the best for you and your new spouse to perform during your reception. We understand that, engaged couples spend plenty of time choosing their first dance song, without considering the dance style that best fit to perform in this very special moment. In this post, we’ve listed some of the most famous dances to help you decide.

The Sway

This is the most appropriate for those who don’t have much time to spend on preparing for their first dance. Choosing this you might get extra time to focus energy on other aspects of wedding planning. This type of dance is similar to the “slow dance” from high school in which you do a simple sway back and forth with arms wrapped around each other. It can be danced to a variety of slow pace songs which allow light, sentimental chatting between the pair, and a great opportunity to relax the mind after the hectic time of wedding planning.

The Slow Dance

This is a more formal than the sway as it consists of a certain “hold” and “touch” – right hands of the couple held together and their left hands placed on either the spouse’s shoulder/upper back or the waist. To begin, do side steps on particular counts then some pivots. It requires more preparation in order to master certain moves, although the choice of song choice will be similar to those of “the sway”. As long as you master the basic move, you can add in slow spins, dips, and lifts to customize the dance.

The Classic Waltz

Different from popular belief, a Waltz dance is faster than a traditional slow dance which includes a few different forms such as American, International, Cajun, Country Western, French, and Viennese. This style will require a bit of choreography as it involves a set of box steps and turning patterns. The selection of song will likely be sweet, modern ballad type.

Grand Slam is for Canadian doubles only

For the past 4 years, Canadian tennis players have reached the semi-finals, finals or Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

It should be added that the most prominent tournament in Canada is the Canadian Masters or Rogers Cup, a tournament that attracts many excellent racers around the world. For men, the Canadian Masters are classified as an ATP Masters 1000 event and for women, the tournament is considered the 5th WTA Grand Slam.

Every year, the venues are switched between Montreal and Toronto. If one year the men’s tournament is held in Toronto, then Montreal will host an event for girls. The following year, the order was reversed.

Overall, tennis in Canada will take a long time to catch up with more popular sports like ice hockey and lacrosse. Of course, saying that does not mean that tennis players like Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic were not noticed when reaching the final at Wimbledon in 2014 and 2016.

Grant Connell is the great pride of Canadian tennis in the world, in the doubles category

Then Bianca Andreescu appeared and became the first Canadian racket to win a Grand Slam title in the singles after she beat Serena Williams in the US Open final over the weekend.

Before Andreescu and many other generations, Mike Belkin was considered the best tennis player in Canada for 5 years from 1966 to 1972. Belkin’s best performance at the Grand Slam was at the Australian Open 1968, he reached the quarterfinals, before losing to top seed William Bowrey.

Unlike Belkin, Grant Connell is one of the best doubles rackets in the world, having held the No. 1 position in November 1993. In 11 years of his career, Connell won 22 doubles titles, reaching at least semi-finals in all four Grand Slams, including runner-up at the Australian Open 1990, Wimbledon 1993, 1994, 1996.

Until recently, Canadian tennis had Vasek Pospisil excelling in doubles. At Wimbledon 2015, Pospisil reached the quarterfinals in the singles, but in the doubles, he won 6 ATP titles, including Wimbledon in 2014 with his friend Jack Sock.

However, the first Canadian female player to win a Grand Slam title was Gabriela Dabrowski when she won the French Open 2017 in doubles with Rohan Bopanna. This year, Dabrowski got the second Grand Slam title when he won the Australian Open with Croatia’s Mate Pavic. Also in the men’s tournament is Sebastien Lareau when he won the US Open 1999 with Alex O ‘Brien in the doubles.

The last Canadian to be mentioned is Daniel Nestor, the doubles specialist with 91 titles in his career. Among these are 8 titles Grand Slam doubles men, 4 titles Grand Slam doubles men and women.

Dance Lessons for Couples (part 1)

Here is a list of the top dance lessons for couples; some of which might fit for traditional ballroom dancing while the rest can be best for experimental.

Whether it’s a reason to practice or connect, dance lessons are always best activity for the two of you. 

1.    Wedding Dance

This is the biggest reason for you to take partner for dance lessons – your wedding. There are many options such as Waltz, Rumba or something completely unexpected; the trainers could have you dance ready for your lifetime event in 5 lessons max!

2.    Salsa

Absolutely hot, flirty and mostly fun, Salsa is one of the most famous dance lesson choice for couples. There are different range of dance moves such as Street Cha Cha Cha, Bachata, and the Argentine Tango as well as Merengue. Furthermore it’s perfect for social mingling, networking, the dance is so much fun to dance the evening away!

3.    Jive and Rock n Roll

Elvis and the Beatles are calling! No different from a Swing or a Jive, this form of dancing is great way to make your tummy tauter and burn all the belly fat away. It’s an amazing Aerobic exercise, the fitness aspect increases with every level and Dance Floor that eliminate any negative physical impact to your ankles and knees!

4.    Kizomba

Salsa is the foundation for building your sexier, sultrier cousin Kizomba! Kizomba is a type of dance and a style of music that created in Angola in the late 1980s. No different from Caribbean quick rhythm, this dance is great to help you connect with your better someone.  A very close movement, suggested very little or almost no distance between you and your partner – and not the type of dance that suite for trying with strangers. Although if you do, it’s great to enjoy making new friends while grooving!

The strategy in badminton doubles for men and women (Part 1)

Today’s article we will learn and share more about tactics for men and women in badminton doubles. Let’s check out by reading on!

In badminton, mixed doubles are also a relatively common form of fighting. However, unlike the men’s and women’s doubles strategy, the popular strategy in badminton doubles for men and women is that the male is often supposed to be the one who attack. Women are the ones who stand closer to the net and create opportunities for men to attack.

The difference in badminton doubles for men and women

As mentioned above, the badminton doubles for men and women often take ownership of men and women are the one who create opportunities and defenses. Male players tend to stand in the back more and cover the area between the court and the back court. Meanwhile, female players will tend to stand close to the net and protect the net area.

1. Delivery

Female players

Should try to short and low serve close to the net and should suddenly combine a long serve or serve. This makes the opponent must always be in a position to judge your serve and also not be caught, paralyzed serve.

When the female player serves, the male player is completely in a position to attack. Therefore, when the female serves well, it creates a very good opportunity for male players to make a definite shot.

Male players

As with female players, it is advisable to make a short serve, as close to the net as possible. Male and female players in doubles always have to stand behind women so the demand line will be longer so the opponent will have more time to move up the net and “catch” the serve. This forces male players to regularly practice to get a good serve in the men’s and women’s doubles category.


Working to sort out problems
Scuba diving gives couples a chance for problem-solving through the post-dive debrief and discuss how issues that emerge could be addressed in the future. Relationships requires hard work and problem solving together is an excellent way to handle those problems together as a team, not as individuals.

Good Times
Scuba is fun and having fun is essential to any healthy relationship. Scuba exposes you to both great marine life as well as historic artifacts. As a scuba diver, you and your partner can discover new things in a world that so few people have been able to see with their own eyes. Such as instead of heading to Cancun for a quick vacation to enjoy a margarita on the beach, you can visit MUSA, the underwater museum features over 500 permanent life-sized and monumental sculptures.   If you visit Hawaii, you can enjoy a night dive on the Big Island.

One of the best things about relationship is sharing adventures and experiences, especially when getting out of the water and share what you have witnessed. Scuba diving is fun, especially when being able to share it with someone special. And in the end, it doesn’t have to be just your spouse. If you have children, they are certainly qualify too and you can make it a family thing.
No matter what level your relationship is; new or old, going great or going through some ups-and-downs, scuba diving will strengthen your relationship in a very unique way by increasing your communication with your partner as planning an activity together, having fun as spend time on special occasion such as a Valentine’s Day weekend, honeymoon, Xmas or any time you want to spice up your lives as a couple.

So don’t miss out on this incredible sport!