The Rules

Rules of tennis (ITF)

The International Tennis Federation regulates the rules of tennis. The complete Rules of Tennis are available on the ITF website.

Rule Books are available from your Member Association.

Tennis Australia dress and equipment regulations

Like most sports in Australia, tennis has certain requirements for players’ dress and equipment. These requirements vary depending on the type and nature of the event. Find out more about Dress and equipment regulations

Tennis etiquette and rules for non-umpired matches

The Rules of Tennis, as published by the ITF, assure the presence of a Chair Umpire or other officials to determine and interpret particular situations. Rules for non-umpired matches cover certain situations where players are determining their own matches. Learn more about tennis etiquette and rules for non-umpired matches

Correcting errors

The correcting errors documents provide clear answers to situations where a Rules of Tennis error is made. Find out more about correcting errors