Touchtennis is a sport that is an adaptation of tennis that is played on a compact court with foam balls and a smaller racquet. Like tennis, players use racquets to hit a ball across the net into their opponents' side with the objective of hitting the ball in such a way that one’s opponent is unable to successfully receive and return the ball, thus gaining a point. In addition to the equipment and court size, touchtennis features four significant rule variations from tennis: 1) If the racquet leaves the participant's hand in order to make a shot, then the shot will still count so long as the racquet does not cross the net to the other side of the court; 2) if a serve reaches the opposing participant without bouncing, then it is a fault unless they are touching the service line or are inside the service box when the ball hits them, in which case the server wins the point; 3) a serve may not be volleyed back by the returner; 4) only one serve is permitted. The court measures 12x5m for singles and 12x6m for doubles, with a net height of between 80cm and 91.5cm high. The scoring system is the same as tennis; the participant or team who win the most sets wins the match.
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