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These two elements are critically important to play at maximum optimization. Make sure you have the right amount of griptape on your paddle and always wear your glove on-court.
The key to getting the most from the sport of Frescotennis is a clear understanding of the official rules. Read the rulebook several times to develop a concise understanding of FT.
Proper paddle weight is essential to playing your best. Heavier is generally preferred for IFL match play; the extra weight increases the maximum speed and accuracy of your shots.
When conducting service in a match setting, it can be advantageous to randomize your serves in order to throw your opponent off. Mix in a couple change-ups to your power serves.
Honing in on your paddle's Sweet Spot can take time and repetition - when it eventually becomes automatic, there is an undeniable advancement to your gameplay level and skill.
In warm and humid climates, the high-level cardio requirements of Frescotennis can prove quickly dehydrating. Always maintain proper water hydration levels while playing!
Some newer players may have a challenging time developing a strong, consistent backhand paddle shot. Focus on form and follow-through to build, then master your FT backhand.
These newly engineered balls introduce a fresh playability style that infuses high velocity dynamics into a small rubber ball. The IFL 50mm ball was truly made for Frescotennis!
Pinpoint accuracy and Advanced Ball Placement skills are required for winning matches against higher ranked FT players. For visual reference refer to FT Schematic D8.
Employing strategy is essential for winning matches in all formats: Singles, Doubles and Triples. Apply an even balance of variable strategic application to all areas of gameplay.
An official IFL Ranked Match consists of "Best of Seven" sets under the umbrella of a "Best of 3" total match structure. Refer to the official rulebook for complete rules information.
Frescotennis Rally Play provides an excellent option for general toning, core muscle building and high level caloric burn. Find a partner, pick your own personal pace and get to it!
Proper point calling is essential for Frescotennis Match Play. Without a Center Line Umpire, the responsibility of a smooth moving match is in the hands of the players.
With so many varieties of FT skill sets, part of the fun is discovering/building on applicable talents! Forehand, backhand, service, sprinting, and volley are important skills to developing.
Many players prefer to play with House Rules; the most common being allowing underhand serves and not allowing active doubles lines. Customize Frescotennis rules to your liking!
The FT 50mm ball was designed with pinpoint mechanics and precision - sometimes there are random factors that will change general dynamics; such as water, wind and top-spin.
A solid and consistent service game is essential for winning matches in the long-term. Minimize service faults by understanding fault definitions and service repetition training.
Gamesmanship and Sportsmanship are important themes that are intertwined into Frescotennis. Respect yourself and your partner(s) for the highest sporting experience!
The structure of Singles, Doubles and Triples Match Play is designed to flow smoothly. There are time limits for initiating service and bench recesses allowed after sets and matches.
The Frescotennis match Point Structure is as follows: (5) Points to win (1) Set. It takes (4) Sets to win (1) Match. It takes (2) Matches to win the complete IFL Ranked Match.
The official dimensions for Singles service and return boxes are - Service: 5X5' and, Return: 6X8'. Players must remain within these parameters until a LIVE BALL is created.
Point disputes are inevitable on such a large playing surface. Playing with trustworthy players is always a bonus; all non-agreed points are decided by coin-toss.
A LIVE Frescotennis ball is created the instant the returner's paddle makes contact with a legal serve. Once this important element has been initiated, all players may enter the court.
The Center Line Umpire is a vital and much appreciated role in FT. This centrally elevated officiating position provides clear and concise scorekeeping and precision line-calling.
3-Player Royale is a revolving FT game mode that allows each player to fight for an individual win while being forced at times to play with an ally as a "doubles" partner.
When returning service, Doubles partners may stand anywhere behind the backline. The legal service receiving range is anywhere in-between the innermost doubles lines.
There are two positions in Triples mode - (2) Linesman and (1) Striker. The Striker position can be anywhere on-court, while a Linesman must never cross into the Volley Zone.
Be alert when playing on a confined court with tight fencing or other parties present. The (2) bounce rule creates an enormous playable space and flexible movement is essential.
A full FT court is divided into (2) sets of (3) zones. The Volley Zone, Center Zone and Backcourt Zone. See Frescotennis Schematic D2 for visual reference.
There are (3) IFL accepted paddle material types. Solid wood, solid or shell fiberglass and solid carbon fiber. Weight and reactive feeling are important factors for paddle choice.
The IFL believes that in coordination with a healthy diet and lifestyle, playing Frescotennis 1-3+ times per week may help achieve these results. This is based on real world medical studies and feedback from current IFL members.
*Consult your doctor before playing Frescotennis™
AN INTENSE (or relaxed) 2-6 player, easily learned, precision engineered paddle sport played on any full tennis (or pickleball) court with a strong emphasis on strategy, sprinting, cardio, teamwork and core fitness training. Frescotennis is played with handmade fiberglass, solid carbon fiber and exotic wood paddles utilizing unique, high-velocity 50mm hybrid rubber balls. A remarkable core body workout!
Tennis + Racquetball + Frescobol = Frescotennis ✔