Have you ever tried to play tennis? Do you know that tennis can be played on the table and on the ground? Tennis comes from the French term “Tenez.” This sport originated in Birmingham, England. It is an Olympic sport that can be played by anyone. It can be played on a table or what we called table tennis and on the ground which is lawn tennis. The following information are the things that you need to know about this sport. Tennis courts shaped rectangular but originally it was an hour-glass before. In order to play, you need to have “paddle and ball.” Paddle is also called racket which is used to hit the ball. The tennis racket is strung with cord to strike the ball with covered court. The size of the ball and paddle used in table and lawn tennis is different. Of course, in table tennis you will only use smaller paddle and ball than in lawn tennis. When you will play on the ground you need to use thirty two inches height of the racket before but now twenty nine. Like other sports you need a net to start the play and court that is divided into two sides.
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Tennis can be played in “one is to one” and “two is to two” or in short single and doubles like badminton. The goal of this game is to make your opponent not able to return the ball. Like badminton, the player who cannot return the ball would not gain the point, the opposite player will get it. As a player you must have own strategy in order to let your opponent not able to hit the ball and return it properly to your court. Take note that you just do not need to return the ball to your opposite player’s court but you must hit it properly so it would fell to the other side correctly. A tennis match will consume approximately 2.5 hours. The ball is approximately in play for twenty minutes for every game.
According to the news, last 2010, John Isner won over his opponent Nicolas Mahut that lasted over three full days for eleven hours and five minutes. That is the longest game as of now in tennis. If there is longest game, there is also shortest game. A hundred’s of years ago a lawn tennis game held at Wimbledon Final. Suzanne Lenglen which is an athlete who won eight majors have a match with Molla Mallory, a star on her own right achieved eight US open titles. They have a game for only 23 minutes. Mallory do well in the first set, she took the two games but she was dispatched by Suzanne quickly.
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Sports like Tennis can also help you to strengthen your cardio vascular endurance. It can help you to maintain a healthy and good body posture when you played it all the time. It can enhance your agility. In order to play tennis you need to be alert or let us say be sensitive especially if you are in doubles you need to have a good communication skill with your partner. You must need to strategize how you can control your hand so when you hit the ball you can return it to the opponent’s court properly. These are some rules that is being applied in playing this kind of sport that you must know. In every 11 points you will need to change your court. When there is a game that you and your opposite player had a tie which is 10-10 you will need to score 12 before you won. When you are serving the ball you must need to hit it right going to the right of your opponent. Nowadays, tennis is being taught in schools especially in college.