Score Sheets

It’s a good idea to use a scoring sheet to prevent errors when umpiring for others.

There are two versions available.

Basic

This is the one supplied by the coaches and is the easiest to use. Download the PDF version and print as many sheets as required.

Advanced

If you are interested in recording more detail about the match this is a good one to use. The extra information can help with coaching and training. It takes some getting used to. Before using get some match experience with the basic score sheet first and once you are confident with scoring read the Marking Score and Calling Score notes below and then give it a try at a match.

The Word version of the sheet can be downloaded here. In the rare case ball changes are done use this scoring sheet (Word file).

Marking Score (Advanced Score Sheet)

Symbol Meaning
/ A diagonal line through the server’s or receiver’s box indicates the winner of the point.
. A dot is the symbol for a fault and is placed in the centre of the line between server and receiver for the appropriate point.
D The symbol for a double fault, which should not be used unless there is already a “.” (dot) in that point.
A The symbol for a service ace (a serve which is untouched by the receiver in any way).
C The symbol for a Code Violation. A “C” shall be marked in that player’s box on the scorecard. When a Point Penalty is given, this shall be marked with an “X” for the player who receives this point.
T The symbol for a Time Violation. An unintentional time violation requires that a warning is given for a first offence and each subsequent violation shall be penalized by the assessment of (1) point penalty. Such penalties should be marked as “T” in the player’s box on the scorecard. When a Point Penalty is given, this shall be marked with an “X” for the player who receives the point.

Now we can start using the scorecard to mark the score. Be sure to always use a pencil that has an eraser when marking the score. The name of the server is Stuart and the initial “S” for Stuart has been placed on the scorecard for the first game.

The example below shows how to fill in the score sheet.

Calling Score

 

Game Call Score
  1 (Stuart serving): Love-15, love-30, 15-30, 30-all, 40-30, game Stuart. Then announce “first game”.
  2 (Warren serving): 15-love, 30-love, 40-love, 40-15, 40-30, game Warren. Then announce “one game all.”
  3 (Stuart serving): Love-15, 15-all, 30-15, 30-all, 40-30, deuce, advantage Warren, game Warren. Announce “Warren leads 2-1, first set.”
  4 (Warren serving): 15-love, 30-love, 30-15, 30-all, 30-40, game Stuart. Announce 2 games all.”
  5 (Stuart serving): 15-love, 30-love, 40-love, 40-15, 40-30, game Stuart. Announce “Stuart leads 3-2, first set.”
  6 (Warren serving): 15-love, 30-love, 40-love, 40-15, game Warren. Announce “3 games all.”
  7 (Stuart serving): Love-15, 15-all, 15-30, 30-all, 30-40, deuce, advantage Warren, deuce, advantage Stuart, game Stuart. Then announce “Stuart leads 4-3, first set.”
  8 (Warren serving): 15-love, 15-all, 30-15, 30-all, 40-30, game Warren. Announce “4 games all”.
  9 (Stuart serving): 15-love, 15-all, 15-30, 15-40, 30-40, deuce, advantage Stuart, deuce, advantage Stuart, deuce, advantage Stuart, game Stuart. Announce “Stuart leads 5-4, first set”.
 10 (Warren serving): 15-love, 30-love, 40-love, game Warren. Announce “5 games all”.
 11 (Stuart serving): Love-15, love-30, 15-30, 30-all, 40-30, game Stuart. Announce “Stuart leads 6-5, first set”.
 12 (Warren serving): 15-love, 15-all, 30-15, 40-15, game Warren. Announce “6 games all, first set tie-break, Stuart to serve”.

Calling a Tie-Break

  • (Stuart serving): 1-zero, Stuart
  • (Warren serving): 1-all
  • (Warren serving): 2-1, Warren
  • (Stuart serving): 2-all
  • (Stuart serving): 3-2, Stuart
  • (Warren serving): 3-all (The players will now change ends.)
  • (Warren serving): 4-3, Warren
  • (Stuart serving): 5-3, Warren
  • (Stuart serving): 6-3, Warren
  • (Warren serving): Announce “Game and first set, Warren.”

 

References

Tennis Umpire Tips, http://users.eastlink.ca/~pens/tennis/ (no longer online), viewed 14-Feb-2014.