A tennis match can have either two or four players on a court at a given time. Singles has one player on each side, while doubles has two players on each side.
In a game of doubles, after a service is returned, both players are then able to hit the ball and are not required to take it in turns.
Competitive tennis games have five different types of matches. These are:
However, recreational games allow women to play against men in singles. Wheelchair formats are also offered in all types of competitive tennis matches.