Tennis is a well-known racket sport that is played by at least two competitors each using a unique tennis racket strung by metal chain from hand to hand. Each player employs a unique tennis racket which is then strung using strong nylon cord with felt over or on top of a steel net and then into the opposite opponent’s court. Both players hit the ball with an effort to hit it into the corner of the net or over the net.
Tennis is fast becoming a favorite game played by men, women, children and even the elderly. There are various styles of tenis, for example, rackets that have open ends, those with closed ends, those with a center block, and those which have a short finger pocket for the racket. The object of the game is still to hit the ball into the corners of the circular tennis court.
As for the equipment needed for the sport of tennis, the basic things required are four rackets, one for each team, three shuttlecocks, two batons, and one bucket. Two holes on the bottom part of the rectangular court are dug and the rackets are put into the holes and hit with tremendous force into the ground. A penalty meter is usually worn by the players to signify the number of hits that they take. When a player takes more hits than what is allowed, he gets a fault. The penalty meter helps in controlling the intensity and speed of the game played.
Lawn tennis, which is also known as tennis court grass, is preferred totennis court grass because it requires less maintenance. Another advantage of the lawn tennis surface is that it’s less rough when used and is thus less injurious to your health and nerves. The most striking feature of the lawn tennis court is the absence of a back wall. You may use any other surface to play tennis like concrete, asphalt, sand or clay. However, you must first get rid of the grass and weeds before you can play a game on any surface. Lawn tennis is also a fast-paced sport and if not played properly, results can be disastrous.
In Lawn Tennis, two players are seated in a triangle like formation with their knees facing each other and their feet touching the floor. Each pair of players serves two different sides of the triangle, clicking their foot when in the correct positions and stopping when their opponent clicks his foot. A point is scored when a player makes two complete passes in a single turn of the lawn tennis net.
Lawn tennis has been introduced for the first time to the International Games held in Japan in 1992. Though the game is not popular in America, there are many clubs and organizations organizing lawn tennis tournaments in different cities. Lawn tennis as a sport is catching up with serious players and tennis rackets are being modified to make them faster and heavier, facilitating a better game play.