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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 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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  • Sidewalk Chapter Summary

    “public way”. There are many factors behind said choices. For most, they do not choose to live on the streets and panhandle for a living. Additionally, the author then goes on to talk about how after Local Law 45, there was a further deterioration of sidewalk life. How people would fight every day for the only remaining bit of legal sidewalk for their business. How vendors would fight not only other vendors, but police as well for the space. The sidewalk eventually became a first come first…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Pearl's House

    I heard my scooter wheels harshly scratching against the rocky pavement. I glanced up to see a very unfamiliar place and Pearl, my best friend. I felt my stomach growl a roar of hunger calling for food as I remembered the lunch I had a lengthy and tiring 4 hours ago. I wanted to go back to Pearl’s house to play so dreadfully. We were lost and we needed to get back home, soon. It all started when we were playing on Pearl’s driveway. We heard loud, high pitched, music booming from the icecream…

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  • Quick-Serve Fast Food

    Has the methods of promotion in the quick serve (fast food) industry in the United States contributed to child obesity? Child obesity is increasing every year, in the moment we speak. Many children are teased because of their weight, and physical appearance in school. Other children get other diseases such as diabetes if their weight is obese for a long period of time. These problems all start with what a child eats. As stated in CBS’s article, Fast Food Linked To Child Obesity, author Jamie…

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  • My Duty To Serve In The United States

    It is my duty to keep the generational tradition going to serve in our armed forces to keep this land that we love safe and free. In addition to Truslows American dream “That dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” As a member of my family, it is my duty to serve in the military. Also as a citizen of the United States of America, it is my duty to serve my country in anyway. But most…

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  • Self-Serve Hostage In Professional Sports

    Rams or St. Louis Cardinals, they might need to consider installing self-serve food and beverage kiosks/stations…

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  • Biomechanical Analysis Of A Volleyball Serve Essay

    A volleyball serve is one of the most important movements when playing the game of volleyball. Without the proper techniques, the serve can ultimately make a difference in a win and a loss. The detailed science of a volleyball serve can best be described using kinesiology, or the study of anatomical principles and physiological mechanics of movement, and biomechanics, the study of forces and there effects on living things. Once the kinesiological aspect is understood for this particular…

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  • Analysis Of Serve Or Fail By Dave Eggers

    In his article, “Serve or Fail,” Dave Eggers, a well-known editor and author, tries to resolve a perplexing social dilemma: Under what circumstances is it acceptable for students to dedicate the entirety of their 4 years of college experience completing and excelling in their school work without a proposed break of some sort to help replenish their minds, bodies, and souls? In addition, he suggests that we should not only minimize the school year by a year, but incorporate community service…

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  • Should Women Be Allowed To Serve In Combat

    For many years when people thought about war they associated male with war. Time to time women even disguised themselves as men to serve in combat. In the first World War Russia used one all-female combat unit, then in the second World War, hundreds and thousands of German and British women served in combat but as roles in anti-craft units. They put women in these positions because they were not at risk of being captured. A large scale of women were used near the front as medical staff and…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Serve Or Pass

    Serve or Pass Initially, I thought I had misheard him. Apparently, the big fat D I received in gym class the year before had consequences. It was the start of my senior year of high school. My high school guidance counselor had informed me that I needed to take two gym classes. I could risk not graduating if I didn’t get satisfactory scores in both classes. Remembering what brought me to such a low grade, I was nauseated when I left his office. “Just hit the ball!” A few people yelled, some…

    Words: 1520 - Pages: 7
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