Beach Tennis Rules


  • Beach tennis is played as singles or doubles
  • Regulation net height is 5 ft. 6 3/4 inch. (1.7 meters)
  • Width of an official Beach Tennis court is 26 1/4 ft. (8 meters)
  • Length of an official Beach Tennis court is 52 1/2 ft. (16 meters)
  • Beach Tennis Paddle must be minimum of 18 1/2 inches in length and no longer than 20 inches


The rules of beach tennis are similar to those of regular tennis:

  • Scoring is 15-30-40 with no advantage; at 40-40 (deuce) next point wins
  • Doubles, men serve underhand
  • Lets are in play
  • one serve is allowed per point
  • The ball can NOT hit the sand. If it does, the opposing team receives a point
  • If the ball strikes the line in any way the shot is good
  • No part of a player's body or his/her equipment may touch the net or cross the plane of the net (over or under). If it does, that player's team will lose the point being played
  • The player serving must stay behind the base line while serving. If any part of a player's body touches the base line in his/her service motion before hitting the ball, it is considered a foot fault and the serving team will lose the point
  • Only one hit is allowed to get the ball over the net; in doubles, you may not pass the ball to your partne