What is Tennis?

Tennis is a racquet activity that can be played either individually (against a single opponent) or in pairs (each pair has two participants). (doubles).

Each participant uses a cord-strung tennis racket to strike a hollow rubber ball wrapped in felt over or into the court of the opposing side.

The object of the game is to move the ball in such a manner that the opposing team cannot perform a legitimate return. If a person fails to effectively return the ball, the opponent scores the point in their place.

Tennis is considered as one of the most popular sport in America.

When was Tennis Developed?

People of all ages and socioeconomic classes appreciate the Olympic activity of tennis. Wheelchair users and everyone else who can hold a racket can take part in the activity. The earliest tennis activities were created in France in the late Middle Ages.

The modern form of tennis originated from grass tennis in Birmingham, England, in the late 19th century.

It shared close links with other field (lawn) sports like croquet and bowls as well as the older racket activity known as real tennis.

Tennis regulations haven’t changed much since the 1890s. The two anomalies are the rule that the server must always keep one foot on the ground previous to 1961 and the introduction of the tiebreaker in the 1970s.

A player can now dispute the line decision of a point in professional tennis thanks to the use of Hawk-Eye, which combines computer review tools and a point-challenge system.

Is Tennis a popular sport?

Tennis is a popular spectator sport across the world and is practised by millions of leisure players. Tennis is also considered as one of the most popular sport in the world.

The four Grand Slam tournaments—the US Open on hardcourts, the Australian Open on hardcourts, the French Open on red clay courts, and Wimbledon on grass courts—also known as the majors, are especially well-liked.

William Shakespeare refers to “tennis balls” in his play Henry V (1599), when a tray of them is presented to King Henry as a jab at his youth and frivolity.

David Foster Wallace, an amateur tennis player at Urbana High School in Illinois, has included the game in several of his non-fiction and fiction works, including “Tennis Player Michael Joyce’s Professional Artistry as a Paradigm of Certain Stuff about Choice, Freedom, Discipline, Joy, Grotesquerie, and Human Completeness,” the autobiographical piece “Derivative Sport in Tornado Alley,” and the novel Infinite Jest, which is partially set at the fictional tennis club.

The tennis prodigy Echizen Ryoma and tennis tournaments between rival schools are central themes in the Japanese manga series The Prince of Tennis.

In the 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums, tennis pro Richie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson), who battles depression, collapses in front of tens of thousands of spectators.

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