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Long Fives

LONG FIVES. This game, though played in a tennis-court, bears but a slight resemblance to tennis, but is nevertheless a valuable form of preparatory practice. The game is 8 or n points, each stroke won counting one point to the winner. The server gives 3 points in 8, or 4 points in n to the striker-out. There are no chases. The winning openings count as at tennis. If a ball be struck into any other gallery or opening, it may be counted, by arrangement, either as a " let " (the rest being annulled) or against the striker; a similar arrangement is made for balls that make any chase on the hazard-side, or a chase of the last gallery on the service-side.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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