Tennis is an indoor racket sports game, which is usually played by a single player against a team of two players each, usually with a chalkboard on the wall for each team to score points. Each participant also uses a separately shaped tennis racket strung using string to strike an aluminum-bristle ball tightly covered with felt directly over or onto the opponent’s court and into the other team’s court. The object is to get the ball into the chalkboard at the base of the rackets’ net. The game has rules governing its usage and any violation results in an automatic penalty. This game is played in a competitive environment where each side attempts to achieve a high score of 21.
Tennis refers to the game as well as the competitions organized for it and are governed by the ITF Tennis Federation. The word “tennis” is also used as a verb, meaning “to play tennis,” “totennis,” “tennis court,” “tennis playing area,” “tennis match,” “tennis racket,” and other related expressions. In British English, “tennis” is used to refer to a competition in clay shooting, not necessarily tennis. In American English though, tennis refers to a series of sports, including baseball, softball, basketball and gymnastics.
Tennis is played in indoor court tennis facilities where one team of two players sit opposite each other in a circle and the playing time starts when the whistle blows. Usually at the halfway point of the court, the teams switch ends and another tennis game begins. One team serves while the other takes the ball from their opponent. If the ball is retrieved by any player, the serving player is given a point. A successful serve makes the other team loses a point.
Tennis is a popular sport and many schools offer tennis classes for students who are interested in playing. It is not the only sport on offer though. Many schools participate in baseball, softball, soccer, cheerleading, and lacrosse. Tennis is not widely played by upper-classmen in the United States, although some schools do have tennis programs. The United States competitive tennis players are predominantly male, although there is an increasing number of female players taking part in the game.
In Spanish, tenis refers to the ball, while in English it refers to a ball or stick. To play tennis with a tennis racket is called pinche tenis. A pinche tenis is generally more solid and longer than a vulcanizate tenis.
In Spanish, tenis refers to the ball, while in English it refers to a club or stick. To play tennis with a tenis racket is called pinche tenis. A pinche tenis is generally more solid and longer than a vulcanizate tenis.