Given your ability to win a single point in tennis, how likely is it you will win the set? If you want to win 9 out of 10 sets, by what margin do you need to dominate your opponent? It turns out that the answer is 4 out of 7 points. That’s right! You only need…

# Category Archives: Percentage Tennis

### Will you win 6-0 6-0?

Did you ever ask what it takes to win 6-0 6-0? You clearly need to dominate your opponent. But by what margin? Out of ten points, how many points do you need to win on average for that result? In an earlier post we established a relationship between the likelihood of winning a point and the…

### Can You Hold Serve?

Would you like to know how you can hold serve more often? Then, this post is for you. In tennis, with the advantage of the serve you should usually win the point. Not only can you hit the serve without interference from your opponent, you have even got two shots at it! With that much of an advantage, to win the point when…