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  • Reflection Paper On Soft Tennis

    Game, Set, Match! In a blink of an eye, my partner and I won our very first game in soft tennis. For the last point, I was able to score an ace. An ace is a winning serve that the server’s opponents never touches the ball with their racket. Therefore, the server earns a point, while the opponent loses it. This last point was crucial because it led us to victory. The excitement that I felt on that day is palpable. Ending the match with such a great impact is really memorable and a thrilling experience for me. I have played soft tennis for one season during my sophomore year of high school. I learned how to play, ground rules, and take that knowledge to help me play in matches. I wanted to share all my experiences and feelings about my matches between other schools, but sadly, most people do not know anything about soft tennis. Whenever I share my experiences with others, people would often think soft tennis is the same sport as tennis. Although there are several similarities in both soft tennis and regular tennis, there are some differences. Thus, the purpose of this essay is to inform the readers about the sport of soft tennis. Today, I will tell you the history of soft tennis, the types of soft tennis equipment, and the rules for competition. The first main point is the history of soft tennis. Dating back to the early 19th century, Japan developed soft tennis based on regular tennis. In 1878, George Leland, a westerner, “brought a tennis racket and balls with him and…

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  • Cristiano Epstein: Sports Should Be Child's Play

    The idea of sports has been around since humankind. Ancient Greece introduced the Olympic Games in 776 BC which still to this very day encourages athletes to train for early on in their lives (“’History’”). Cristiano Ronaldo for example was only ten when he was deemed “A phenomenon—a kid who ate, slept and drank the game” (Christiano). George Jr, or better known as “Babe Ruth”, was only seven when he was introduced into baseball (Babe). How do children grow up to be talented in a sport? The…

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  • Best Tennis Player

    Selecting the best of the best in such a competitive sport like women's tennis is difficult to say the least. Yet again, there are those names that always come to mind when you think of this sport. They are the players that resisted the test of time in remaining at the top. The combination of good defense and offense positioned them at the highest in their times and helped them remain there for decades to come. Grand Slam titles There are four Grand Slams over the year: the Australian Open, the…

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  • How To Play Tennis

    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…

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  • Reading The Catsuit: Serena Williams And The Game Changer In Tennis

    I have decided to write a response paper to Jamie Schultz’s: “Reading the Catsuit: Serena Williams and the Production of Blackness at the 2002 U.S. Open.” I really enjoyed reading her journal and all the opinions regarding Serena William’s infamous catsuit. Although there are some negative opinions regarding Williams’ choice of outfit and the way she presents herself, but she has challenged the normative white identity in women’s tennis. She has pushed the boundaries not only in tennis, but also…

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  • Analysis Of Gatorade

    In 2016 Gatorade released a new commercial with iconic athletes which included Usain bolt, Serena Williams, April Ross, and Paul George. In the commercial the athletes were pestered by their younger selves. The child version of these athletes helped motivate the athletes, such as wake them up, help them train, and be there moral support. An example of this is the first scene in the commercial where younger Serena Williams yells at older Serena Williams to get out of bed. Throughout the…

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  • Free Economy Model

    The like economy is not just indicative of Facebook but to online shopping marketplaces such as eBay. The ratings system eliminates the need to be face to face when buying an item off someone as online shoppers can see the rating of seller, selling the item. This feature has now become a staple part in online shopping and has changed the way buyers perceive buying online. It has allowed consumers to become more engaged and comfortable with buying their items online. Statistics show this as in…

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  • Gun Laws Research Paper

    There is the idea to adapt these stricter laws to help cut down on the amount of gun related violence in the United States. In the United States federal law may stop someone from having a gun or carrying one in public but it really is up to which state you live in whether you can carry a firearm in public. Even with some of these open carry permits they will not count in other states. This is not always true but there is some regulation about where and when you can openly carry a firearm. If the…

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  • Three Words To Describe Myself Essay

    comfortable with yourself.” As a person who struggles with depression and low self-esteem, I find this quote to be very easy to relate to. With this mindset, it can be difficult to have a positive outlook not only on life, but on myself. This essay gives me a chance to explore the parts of myself that I am proud of and examine the people and events that have shaped me. Three words I would use to describe myself are logical, open-minded, and responsible. Everyone is logical to some degree, but…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Globalization

    without ever needing to leave home. Personal blogs, independently-run web sites, and forums all allow people to share their stories. In modern times, people have seen the power platforms such as Twitter have, where citizens of authoritarian nations are able to reach out to the global community to inform them of local events despite all other sources of communication being blacked out. The disenfranchised are able to make themselves known, people are able to openly criticize specific aspects of a…

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