Beach tennis USA is similar to beach volleyball but played with a tennis ball and a racket. The rules are the combination of tennis and volleyball. If the ball hits the sand, this results in a point. The scoring is the same that of tennis, 15 – 30 – 40, and no-ad at deuce.
For beach tennis USA events, the format depends on the number of entrants and number of courts available, and also the time available. Usually, the preliminary rounds are pool-play. Pool play means, there is a pool of four, one will play the other three teams in the pool. The top teams will advance to the next pool.
A sport similar to beach tennis with a solid paddle racket but no net is played in other countries, which is sometimes called beach paddle ball, and in Israel it's called matkot, in brazil it is frescobol.
- Lawn Tennis — a court sport using a stringed racket to hit a ball over a net.
- Matkot — a paddle sport from Israel which is very similar to beach tennis.
- Soft Tennis — a version of the game of tennis played primarily in Asia, very similar except they play with soft balls.
- Road Tennis — a version of tennis played on a smaller court with paddles and a low wooden net.
- Beach Volleyball — a version of volleyball played on sand and with teams of two players, in which a ball is hit by hand over a high net, the aim being to score points by making the ball reach the ground on the opponent's side of the court.
- Paddle Tennis — a variation of tennis on a smaller court, lower net, using a solid paddle and ball.