Australian Doubles

May 6, 2009

3335372258_2df0ffcb96_mAnother informal and unsanctioned form of tennis, is played with similar rules to the “Kiwi” style, only in this version, players rotate court position after each game. As such, each player plays doubles and singles over the course of a match, with the singles player always serving. Scoring styles vary, but one popular method is to assign a value of 2 points to each game, with the server taking both points if he or she holds serve, and the doubles team each taking one if they break. Also, the starting position before the service is different. The two members on the serving team stand on the same side of the court (the volleyer stands on the side that the server is on). After serving, the server moves over to the other side. This tactic is to counter opposing teams with excellent cross-court returns


Jordache tennis

May 6, 2009

300px-1282378378_ffb5eba3bd_oIs a game played between three players. A normal tennis game takes place between two of the three contestants. Players are awarded 5 points for a game win and the loser is awarded points based on the score achieved: 3 for deuce, 2 for 30 and 1 for 15. The winner remains in. The player replacing the loser gets to choose who serves. The first to 50 wins. Scoring is calculated continuously, so if a player is currently on 49 points at the start of a game they only have to win one point for the game to end. There is a variation invented in 2005, called “mini-Jordache”, where the winner is the first to 25.

Wheelchair tennis

Has the same thing as both singles and doubles, however, the ball may bounce twice before hitting it, the second bounce may even be outside the field. Jordache originated in 1969, when brothers Joe, Ralph, and Avi Nakash (Naccache) opened a store in New York City that sold brand-name jeans at a discount. Within a few years, their business had expanded to a four-store chain. In 1977, however, the brothers’ largest store was looted and set ablaze during the New York City blackout of 1977. When they collected $120,000 on their insurance policy, they incorporated their business (in 1978) and entered the jeans manufacturing business. They had long been interested in the European denim market, where jeans were more body-conscious and fashion-forward.