No, reaching over the net with your racket is not allowed in tennis. You need the ball to have reached your side of the court first. The only exception to this is if the ball lands on your side and either due to the spin on the ball or the wind, the ball bounces back over the net and onto the other side of the court.
the net shall be supported, at a height of 31⁄2 feet (1.07 m), by two singles sticks, the centres of which shall be 3 feet (0.914 m) outside the singles court on each side. • The net posts shall not be more than 6 inches (15 cm) square or 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter.
The court shall be divided across the middle by a net suspended by a cord or metal cable which shall pass over or be attached to two net posts at a height of 3 ½ feet (1.07 m). The net shall be fully extended so that it completely fills the space between the two net posts and it must be of sufficiently small mesh to ensure that a ball cannot
The ball is returned outside the net posts (either above, or below net level) and lands in the correct court. This rule applies even if the ball touches the net post, but lands in the correct court. The ball is returned under the net cord between the singles stick and adjacent net post and hits the ground inside the correct court.
Ordinarily, you are not allowed to reach over the net to hit the ball in tennis. Your racquet may cross over the net as long as you make contact with the ball on your side of the net, though. You or your racquet cannot touch the net at all or you lose the point. There are rare cases when you are allowed to reach over the net without losing the point, however.
Other Tennis Rules You Must Know 1. Racquet and Contact With Player’s Body. When a player hits a shot, the racquet must be in contact with their body. If... 2. Players Can’t Touch the Ball or Net. The player can only use the racquet to hit the ball towards the other side. If... 3. The No-Ad Rule. ...
Once players reach a score of deuce, advantage scoring replaces the point values. Therefore, if the server wins the point at deuce, then the score is ‘advantage in’ or ‘ad in’ for short. Conversely, if the receiver wins the point at deuce, then the score is ‘advantage out’ or ‘ad out’ for short.
Rules of Tennis. The game starts with a coin toss to determine which player must serve first and which side they want to serve from. The server must then serve each point from alternative sides on the base line. At no point must the server’s feet move in front of the baseline on the court prior to hitting their serve.