Essay about Tennis : High Level Of Tennis

2031 Words Sep 16th, 2016 9 Pages
All it took for my friends to lure me into tennis was to suggest that I join the team with them sophomore year. At first it started out as something to do with my friends, but soon became a hobby and passion of mine as I learned more about the game. Tennis is a sport that involves two players hitting a ball back and forth across a net to each other using a racquet. It may sound simple, but decades have passed since the game was created and has given people time to turn the game into a highly competitive, fast-paced battle between two extraordinary athletes at the professional level. In order to reach such a high level of tennis, athletes require to help of personal coaches, training camps, and expensive equipment to improve their skill. Tennis can be one of the hardest sports to master because of the price and time required for professional coaching, equipment, and tournaments, but by implementing aerobic conditioning, resistance training, technical footwork, and a determined mentality to one’s game, he or she will push themselves to extraordinary levels.
Like most sports, athletes in tennis must go through extensive conditioning and be in excellent physical condition to compete to the best of their abilities. According to Mark Hendricks, a trainer at Equinox Fitness in New York and co-creator of the "Game.Set.Match" conditioning class, “The more you condition yourself, the greater your ability to recover so you’re ready for the next point” (Shaffer). In tennis, recovery…

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