Rules for Playing Tiebreakers
If a set is tied at 6-6 or if playing to nine games the tiebreak is at 8-8 games all. If you have to play a super tiebreak (normally played if you are only playing two sets and you are one set all) you play first to 10 points.
Order of Serving
In singles and doubles the original order of service continues. The player due to serve the 13th game serves first in the tiebreak. However, in a super tie-break, teams can change the order at the commencement of the "third set" but must then continue to serve in the order.
ODD points are served from the right court
EVEN points are served from the left court
Who Serves First?
The player or team whose turn it is to serve first, serves the first point of the tiebreaker from the right.
Thereafter each player will serve in rotation for two points starting from the left, in the same order as previously in that set until the game is decided.
When to Change Ends
Players change ends after every 6 points in a row. The player serving at the change of ends would have served one serve before the change of ends and will serve one further serve after the change of ends, serving from the right. You change ends at the conclusion of the tiebreaker. The person or pair who received first in the tiebreak, will serve first in the first game of the following set.
Points are simply scored 1, 2, 3, 4 and so on. The first player or team to win 7 points (or 10 points in a super tiebreak) by a two-point margin wins the set. If the score in the tiebreaker becomes tied at 7 points (or 10 points in super tie break), play continues until a player or team has a two-point lead.
Once the tiebreaker is finished, and the contest is to carry on, the players change ends, from when the last point of the tiebreaker finished and the player who served second in that tiebreaker, will serve first in the next set.