Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each, men, women or mixed (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will. Tennis is an Olympic sport, is played at all levels of society and at all ages and is originated in Birmingham, England in the late 19th century.Tennis is played by millions of recreational players and is also a popular worldwide spectator sport. The 4 GRAND SLAM tournaments (MAJORS) are especially popular: the AUSTRALIAN OPEN and the US OPEN played on hard courts, THE FRENCH OPEN played on red clay courts and WIMBLEDON played on grass courts.
The modern tennis’ period of most rapid growth began in the late 1960s and continued in the 1970s. Since then the appeal of the game has been broadened and major innovations in fashion and equipment fueled and fed the boom. Tennis outfit, clothing and tennis balls have changed adding colors (once restricted to white). Tennis rackets (constructed primarily of laminated wood), were manufactured in a wide choice of sizes, shapes and materials.There are now many tennis clubs and many tennis academies which you can visit to learn tennis, to be trained on it or to find partners and opponents in your level to play.
TENNIS is one of healthiest activities somebody can participate in. By combining overall physical, mental and emotional gains, it can add years to our life but there are more reasons why we love tennis:
Engages Mind and Body simultaneously, developing our mind with tactical thinking and problem solving. Requiring constant movement of our body, tennis is burning calories, building muscle, increasing bone and heart strength; it improves our flexibility and coordination.
It is a Social Sport, encouraging interaction, communication and fun. Tennis offers many opportunities to meet new people and make new friends who share the same interests as ours.
It is a Family Sport, providing a great chance for families to stay fit together. Everybody can enjoy tennis regardless of age, gender, ability or fitness level.
It teaches Life Lessons, instilling sportsmanship and developing work ethic. It teaches players to accept responsibility, manage their mistakes, compete and cope with pressure and adversity. It also demonstrates the importance of teamwork enhances discipline and develops healthy fitness habits.
It genuinely is the “sport of a lifetime”. Whatever you are, a champion, an athlete or just a club-player, tennis can be whatever a person wants it to be. It is a sport with a personal definition to each player. That’s why tennis is not only a sport or a game but also passion, love and experience. The proof is in the playing! We’ll see you on the court!