The Code: The Players’ Guide for Unofficiated Matches

1. Courtesy. Tennis is a game that requires
cooperation and courtesy from all participants. Make
tennis a fun game by praising your opponents’ good shots and by not:
• conducting loud postmortems after points;
• complaining about shots like lobs and drop shots;
• embarrassing a weak opponent by being overly gracious or condescending;
•losing your temper, using vile language, throwing your racket, or slamming a ball in anger; or
• sulking when you are losing.

2. Counting points played in good faith.  All points played in good faith stand.
For example, if after losing a point, a player discovers that the net was four inches too high, the point stands. If
a point is played from the wrong court, there is no replay. If during a point, a player realizes that
a mistake was made at the beginning (for example, service from the wrong court), the player