Umpire’s Corner

A question I am often asked about the rules of tennis is when to change ends and specifically whether to always change ends at the end of a set.  You should change ends after every odd number of games played, including at the end of a set. Therefore if the score in the set was 6-0 you go back to the same end after your break and if it was a tie break you should change ends from the side you were on at the end. Just remember that play should be continuous after the first game of every set - no sitting down or taking a drink!