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What does VASSS stand for?

VASSS stands for Van Alen Streamlined Scoring System

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Acronym for the Van Alen Streamlined Scoring System, developed by James Van Alen. The main intent is to avoid the very long matches that can arise under the traditional scoring system. The Van Alen numbers the points from zero through four and awards a game to the first player to score four points, even if the other player has three points, thus eliminating deuce.
He proposed in the early 1950s that his Van Alen Streamlined Scoring System (VASSS) should be adopted to shorten tennis matches that were dominated by powerful servers on fast surfaces, especially grass. The VASSS nine-point ‘Tiebreaker’ or ‘Breaker’, as Van Alen liked to describe it, called for a set to be won when a player reached five points. At 4-4 a sudden-death point was played with the receiver choosing which court to receive from.
The tiebreak was invented by James Van Alen in 1965 after an earlier, unsuccessful attempt to speed up the game by the use of his so-called Van Alen Streamlined Scoring System (VASSS). For two years before the Open Era, in 1955 and 1956, the United States Pro Championship in Cleveland, Ohio was played by VASSS rules. The scoring was the same as that in table tennis, with sets played to 21 points and players alternating five services, with no second service.
Frustré, Jimmy Van Alen décida alors de modifier les règles et de créer le Van Alen Streamlined Scoring System, VASSS. Parmi les nouvelles dispositions : l’utilisation d’une numérotation cardinale (1, 2, 3…) au lieu de 15-30 et l’abolition de l’égalité. Il appliqua un système de comptage des points s’inspirant du tennis de table, avec des sets en 21 ou 31 points, 5 services d’affilée par joueur, sans second service.
Un sistema que ha incrementado su uso es el Van Alen Streamlined Scoring System (VASSS), inventado en 1958 por el entusiasta estadounidense del tenis James H. Van Alen, que reemplaza la terminología tradicional de la puntuación con un método de puntos individuales; el primer jugador que consiga 31 puntos gana el set. La primera vez que se utilizó el sistema de muerte súbita para los desempates fue en los Campeonatos Abiertos de Tenis de Forest Hill, en 1970.
Dve godine pre "Open Era", 1955-te i 1956-te, Pro Šampionat SAD u Klivlendu, je igran po Van Alenovim sistemom bodovanja (VASS-VASS "Van Alen Streamlined Scoring System"), koje je izmislio sam Džejms Van Alen, koji je kasnije izmislio i taj-brejk. Sistem bodovanja je bio isti kao u stonom tenisu, sa setovima igranim do 21-og poena i menjanjem servera na svakih 5 poena, bez mogucnosti serviranja dvaput.