Tennis

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  • Origin Of Tennis

    There is no actual evidence of the origin of tennis as people believe that the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans played different versions of tennis. One piece of evidence of ancient tennis was noted as a few Arabic words from the ancient Egyptian times. This theory presents the origin of the name of the sport: “tennis”. The theory lends the name’s origin to the derivative of the Egyptian town of “Tinnis” and the name “racquet”, the main tennis equipment used, evolved from the Arabic word for palm of the hand, “rahat”. Aside from the origin of the two most significant words of the sport, the first origins of the game of tennis has been credited to eleventh- or twelfth- century French monks, who began playing a crude handball against their…

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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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  • Becoming A Tennis Player

    Tennis has always been an international game. Many fans love watching tennis but do not realize how hard it is to prepare for a season. Most fans do not realize the amount of work a tennis player puts in, on court and off court. I feel that preparing for a tennis season requires much preparation. The preparation I use includes working on my strokes, working out, and studying other people’s ideas on technique and match strategies. These steps are necessary for me to have a successful season.…

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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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  • 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…

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  • Tennis Ball Temperature Investigation

    the use of a tennis ball and a meter ruler. The tennis ball was held and dropped at a specific height above the ground. The height of the bounce was then measured. This investigation was carried out to find out whether the efficiency of the bounce varied with the height of release of the tennis ball. If the bounce were 100% efficient, then the tennis ball would have bounce off the ground and return to the starting height. Research question How was the efficiency of the bounce dependent on the…

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  • Importance Of Table Tennis Rules

    Table Tennis Rules, Regulations and Scoring Aim of the game The aim of the game is to hit the ball over the net to the opposition’s side of the table, a point is awarded when your opposition is unable to hit the ball to your side of the table. A point is also awarded if either the opponent misses the ball or misses your side of the table, the first player to score 11 points wins the game. Table size and Layout The table tennis table has to be 9 ft long and 5 ft wide also has to be…

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  • The Importance Of Stroke In Tennis

    Tennis attracts millions of players and fans worldwide, it is one of the most popular sports in the world (Martin et al, 2013). It is a complex sport requiring the player to coordinate moving and hitting the ball with control and optimal power. The player needs to have physical, technical, tactical and mental capabilities as well as needing speed, agility, power and a high aerobic and anaerobic capacity (Fernandez et al, 2013). There are different strokes in tennis that require different areas…

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  • Prepositions: Peter Is Playing Tennis

    Prepositions Text Type 1. Peter is playing tennis .............(at/on) Sunday. 2. My brother's birthday is ............(in/on) the 5th of November. 3. My birthday is ..............(on/in) May. 4. We are going to see my parents ...............(in/on) the weekend. 5. ............(at/in) 1666, a great fire broke out in London. 6. I don't like walking alone .........(at/in) the streets ..........(in/at) night. 7. What are you doing ..........(on/in) the afternoon? 8. My friend has been living…

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  • Aerobic Devices Used In Tennis

    The Game of Tennis has evolved from wood rackets, 1st steel rackets, to modern day racket technology. Wooded tennis rackets were used during the 1900’s: when tennis first started in 1873 by an Englishman Major Walter C. Wingfleid. Tennis has been known of being the game of Royalty, but that soon as new tennis player 's developed there skills and start playing tennis Tournaments, that the rackets have changed to steal and to modern day rackets using graphite or carbon fiber. If you look at the…

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