# THE MOST PUZZLING SOURCE OF COUNTING POINTS IN TENNIS.

## 15, 30. WHY THEN COMES NEXT TO 40?

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT RULES OF ANY SPORTING EVENT, OF COURSE. COUNTING AND DECIDING THE WINNING RESULT BECAUSE WITHOUT THIS EVERY MATCH CANNOT BE A COMPETITION. DUE TO NOT KNOWING HOW TO JUDGE THE RESULT.

Many sports decide who is the fastest. Many sports are settled by scores. But there is one kind of vote counting seems strange from our common sense in general tennis.

When it comes to counting the points in a sporting event. Most of them are similar. Is to start counting from 1 to one, There are some sports decide the winner from the side that scores the most Some decide where they scored first.

##### Is it make sense?

For tennis Although the decision to lose is similar to many sports. Where anyone, if able to reach the specified point first, will win. If the game 6 (or 7) games, get 1 set, get 2 of 3 or 3 out of 5 sets, then win in that match. The counting points along the way Is what makes this sport unique and different from other sports.

Because instead of counting the points to get the game, it counts as normal 1, 2, 3, 4, … like in general sports In tennis. It starts with 15, 30, 40 and then got the game.
In addition, if the points are tied at 40-40, the term used in this case is “Deuce” .

Only not enough at the beginning of the game.The score of both sides will be 0-0 including when neither side can score. The term use for score 0 is not “Zero” , “O” or “Nil” in many sports, but instead of “Love” .

SIMPLE WORDS BUT VERY DIVERSE SOURCES

From what was mentioned above believe that everyone probably feels that It is nothing strange than any other sport.  Wondering What does it come from?
Which is right here is something that invites dizziness.

We start with a simple vocabulary like Deuce first .This word, almost every academic institution has resolved that Is a word borrowed from the French language.  “Deux” which means “two”, which in the context of tennis Is the tennis players competing to score the same amount.   To continue to compete until someone can make 2 consecutive points before getting that game.

when it came to the word Love, the theories began to strike instantly. Some scholars point out that . This word comes from the Dutch or Flemish – “Lof” which means “Honor” or “honor” with the idea that tennis players play for their honor when the game is 0.

At the same time, the Oxford English dictionary reveals the origin of the word Love. The idea of ​​using this word was picked from the tennis players who still have 0 points to continue playing “with love” towards tennis.

##### There is also another theory that when the score is 0, both players still love each other.

The theory being discussed And seems to be amenable to most people Is the theory that Love is distorted from “L’oeuf”.
The French word for “Egg” or “Egg” because of the shape of the egg that looks like a number The context in many languages ​​also uses eggs to Also refers to the said numbers as well At home we have “cracked egg” Choc.

Although Malcolm D. Whitman, a former tennis player and the author of Tennis. He is origins and Mysteries in 1932, would argue that there is no clear evidence. That French people use eggs to convey the score 0. whereas most include to Mary Carillo, a former tennis player who turned into a sports reporter, pointed out that “Most tennis historians consider The origin of the word Love from eggs is the most likely thing. “

##### THE ORIGIN OF THE MOST CONFUSING POINTS COUNTING SYSTEM.

The oldest piece of evidence for tennis tennis in this form. The a storybook written by Charles Dorlene around the year 1439. It is the story of an ancient tennis match between Henry V of England and the heir to the throne of France.  A score counting of 15, 30, 45. However, in the aforementioned stream there is no explanation of why it must be counted in this way.

The theory that came out later seems to make us conform to quite a bit. It had explain that In the 16th century. The first period that the rules of tennis came close to what they are today. The watch face has been used as a vote counting aid,and when we overlap the hands with the counting system. Then will get a clear picture immediately.

Still, this sensible clock theory has a very important blind spot. Even though tennis has been playing since the late Middle Ages.  Although two theories are reasonable and feasible. However, Elizabeth Wilson, author of the game.
Love History: A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon, points out that it is difficult. To be able to clearly explain how everything of counting of points in tennis happened and developed to this point.

“The reason is that there are many theories. Not only There is also reason to sound romantic and inviting as a supporter. Which some stories cannot be searched in history but looks more like a fantasy legend “

The story that persists and cannot find clear proof That makes tennis a romantic sport And has a unique identity to this day .