CosyHome’s private tennis court, located in Laajapohja nearby our rentals Kotiranta, Kesäranta, and Torppa, is available for our guests.
The nearby apartments have 16 beds, so there is also space for larger groups.
Our tennis court is player-friendly and has good playing characteristics (ball bounce is natural). The field is a sandy turf with a fibre length of 20 mm.
The course was built by MPVsports Oy from Jyväskylä, who specializes in the construction of tennis courts.
Tennis is played on a 23.77-meter-long and in a two-player game 8.23-meter-wide field. When playing a four-player game, it is 10.97 meters wide. The longer side of the field is divided into two equal parts by a net that is 1.07 meters high at the net poles and 91.4 centimeters high at the center.
There are three basic types of tennis courts: a hard bottom court, a grass court, and a mass court. Hard-bottomed courts include, for example, concrete-based, asphalt-based, artificial turf-based, and gym-based wood-based fields. The grass field is grass, and the base material of the mass court consists of crushed claystone, stone, or brick.
A match is a game of tennis that takes from the first ball to win, surrender or the disqualification of another player. The match is won by the player who is the first to win the pre-agreed amount, two or three rounds.
The terms “best of three” and “best of five” are often used to describe the maximum number of rounds needed to win a match.
The rounds consist of games. The points of the game are calculated so that the winner of one ball has 15 points, the winner of two balls has 30 points and the winner of three balls has 40 points. However, if the game progresses to a situation of 40-40, the game is said to be tied. In this case, the player who wins the next ball gains an advantage, after which the next ball must be won to win the game. If a player loses the ball, he loses the advantage and the situation is again 40-40. If the player on the pass loses the advantage to the recipient in the 40-40 situation, it is a breaking ball.
The round is won by the player who first wins six games by at least a difference of two games. However, if both players have won five games in a round, in addition to the sixth, a seventh game must be won to win the round.
If both players have won six games, the round is settled using the tie break method. In a tie break, the balls won are counted.
Whoever wins seven balls first by at least a difference of two balls won, wins the tie break, and at the same time the round. If a player gets the seventh ball, and the other has six points, the tie break is continued until the required difference of two balls won is achieved. In a tie break, both take turns twice, except for the first pass, in which the starter of the tie break passes only once.