The Basics of Tennis



Tennis is a sport known worldwide. However, most people are not familiar with its rules. Most of the people that practice and play tennis may know, understand, and memorize such rules. Also, there are always people who criticize certain sports, and those who criticize tennis have no idea what they’re talking about.

First of all, before playing the game, you should understand and know the basic rules of tennis. The main idea of the game is to hit the ball to the other side of the court within the baseline. But it’s not that simple. There are strategies that must be played in order to play decently and win.

Strategies are important because  if you just hit the ball straight towards the center of the court, where the opponent is standing, then would make it easy on them. You may ask, “How can I create a strategy that will allow me to defeat my opponent?” Some strategies don’t work well for everyone. It depends on their abilities, strengths, skills, and weaknesses. It also depends on their physical and mental wellbeing. If you think about it, all sports depend on these. Usually before the beginning a tennis match, you would play a few practice balls to warm up. During this time, you can observe how your opponents play and think.. For instance, if you notice that he/she is not a very fast runner, then you may play drop shots, which mean that the balls are closer to the net. Not only does this sport depend on your strategies, but it also depends on your exercise and health.

While playing tennis, you are also exercising. You may ask, “How?” You are constantly moving, doing footwork, sprinting to balls, returning, etc. Plus, you are always  moving your arms and shoulders when hitting the ball. This allows you to build muscle and strengthens them.

In my opinion, tennis is an amazing sport, as it gets you active and allows you to exercise and enjoy yourself. It is all about having fun. As you know, exercise has several benefits.


Stay active!


By Yaseen Shindy


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