Re: How Do They Score This Sport, Anyway?
Thanks for posting.
I used to take stats for my tennis partner's matches and he, mine. We used a sheet and just kept track of errors and winners off the forehand, backhand, backhand volley, forehand volley, overhead and backhand slice.
This is easy enough once you are familiar with the sheet.
What the scorekeepers do is more difficult because there is a lot more that is tracked in real time. Direction of serves, returners return groundstroke and also analysis of points. Such as number of games won when the server lost his first service point, number of games won when the server went to duece etc.