How to play tennis

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One of the most popular sports, but once the exclusive… Tennis requires a lot of training and technique to play with good level. You have to understand the basic rules.

Understanding tennis

It is said that tennis is a sport of gentlemen, because it requires elegance, skill and respect. But there is much more to know about this wonderful sport that keeps the body in optimum condition and conditions, and facilitates both enjoy the outdoors and the company of a worthy opponent.

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Basic rules

Tennis is a sport played between two or four opposing players, in singles or doubles teams. It can be shaped by men and women alike, a player or team arranged on either side of the tennis games, separated by a network of low height. In competitive events involving a referee, linesmen and assistants or ball girls it is also required.

For the game, a player or one of the participants of a team “throws” or “serves” (has a single second chance if the service fails), hitting the ball a long lightweight racquet strung, depositing it on the opposite side of the court, through the network. The player or one of the opposing players must then hit the ball with your paddle to return to the opposite (leaving itch or not), “court” within the perimeter indicated. Given the failure of the player who made the service, the same player or team changes, also alternating at each point.

If the ball bounce on the lines or out of the game, the player will earn points or opposing team, which is one of the ways to capture points added to values ​​of 15, then 30, then 40, then 60 (without need to be consecutive, both players can alternately be adding points, 60 points achieved a “game” or “game”). The “games” are added to reach 6 games or games and, having a difference of two points of one player over another, capture a “set”. It is played best of three sets or five.

If both join 6 games in a set, will be defined in the seventh (tiebreaker). In this case, the points are added consecutively units. Who gets 7 points is the winner, as it takes two or more points difference. Otherwise, the game continues until one player gets two points.

Types of tennis

The field can be of natural or synthetic turf or clay. It can also be indoor or outdoor. Each surface defines a game mode, as the ball does not bounce equally or movements of the players will be identical in the different surfaces.

The measures of the tennis games are 10.97 m (total) across, of 23.78 m (in total) along. The court looks at a network center (that runs across, at a height of 1.06 m) and is divided into two camps. Each field (10.97 x 11.89 m) has five sectors: two sides along two central fronts (up to 6.4 m from the network) and a rear center, on the back line.

Types of strokes in tennis

To bring the ball to the opposite field, players are worth only their center of stringing racquets. There are different types of stroke:

Or remove service: From outside the court, to the side and must bounce the ball in the opposite front sector of the opponent’s court

Drive: Forehand with the right hand (if they are right-handed), i.e. the blow outside the body

Backhand: Hitting left with the right hand (being right handed), or blow on the inside.

Volley: When players come into the net, playing mostly from the central front quadrants or sectors of the field, and bounce the ball while on the floor.

Smash or auction: It’s a weapon of victory. It is a blow over the head, towards the floor, and intense.

The way to place the racket, his inclination and subtle wrist movement’s player can make the ball travel with various motion effects, such as rotation, which causes the ball, the racket contact with the opposing player, deviates from the desired path. Ultimately, it is the player’s ability to address the speed and effectiveness to the ball, which is achieved with practice and training.

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