TENNIS

tennis, original name lawn tennis, game in which two opposing players (singles) or pairs of players (doubles) use tautly strung rackets to hit a ball of specified size, weight, and bounce over a net on a rectangular court. Points are awarded to a player or team whenever the opponent fails to correctly return the ball within the prescribed dimensions of the court. Organized tennis is played according to rules sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation, the world governing body of the sport.

RULES OF TENNIS

1.A ball must land within bounds for play to continue; if a player hits the ball outside of bounds, this results in the loss of the point for them.
2.Players/teams cannot touch the net or posts or cross onto the opponent’s side.
3.Players/teams cannot carry the ball or catch it with the racquet.
4..Players must wait until the ball passes the net before they can return it.

ADVANTAGES OF PLAYING TENNIS

1,Increases Range of Motion-The broad movements of tennis, such as swinging and reaching, are an excellent means of increasing your range of motion.
2.Boosts Brain Power and Mood-Playing tennis regularly can improve your critical and tactical thinking and mental alertness. “A good lifestyle includes a balanced blend of adequate physical activity and a modulated diet. 
3.Reduces Stress-Tennis also provides an opportunity for social interaction and reduces stress.

TENNIS EQUIPMENTS

TENNIS RACKET

Rackets can be made of many alloys or wood. There are no restrictions on the size or materials used in making a racket. It has an oval head and a gradually widening throat that connects the narrow handle with the head of the racket.The head of the racket is tightly woven with strings which are made of various materials like nylon, gut or synthetic gut.

 

TENNIS BALLS

As per ITF rules, Tennis balls are yellow colored spherical balls, with a diameter between 2.5 and 2.625 inches. They weigh between 2 and 21/16 oz. Pressurized rubber is used to make semi spherical half shells. They are then joined with compressed air between them.

TENNIS SHOES

Just running shoes don’t provide enough lateral support to players. Tennis shoes are designed to give players better stability and prevent them from sliding while moving sideways. Shoes shouldn’t damage the court when players move briskly across the court.

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