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The Real Tennis: World Cup of Tennis - ... A serve in tennis is a shot to start a point and each team take turn to serve. Point is layout by 15, 30, 40, deuce and advance. In this situation, Marrero and Verdasco are trying to win points after 30 point by Stepanek’s serving round. The last information in the report is “A 5-4 lead in the first set”. “5-4 lead” which mean score 5 to 4, the winner score for each set is 6 for no tie, 7 for deuce in the last round. Tennis match usually have 5 set and winner win by 3 set ahead the opponent, this may vary in high school tennis and official match....   [tags: language, tennis, payer, match, final, team] 988 words
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My Two Favorite Sports: Tennis vs. Basketball - As many can tell you there is nothing quite like the feeling of playing the sport you love with crowds cheering for you to win. Everyone can feel this way because sports are relatively simple and easy to play with practice. I remember I used to hate the idea of playing any sport, but when once I started to play I didn’t want to stop; two sports that I particularly enjoyed playing were baseball and tennis. Although Baseball and tennis are both sports that involve using a club to hit an airborne ball, they differ because of the equipment used to play them, the rules for each game and the way points are scored....   [tags: Tennis, Basketball, sports,] 526 words
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The Incredible Tennis Skills of Swiss Maestro, Roger Federer - Tennis, since its creation, has been considered stereotypically by many to be the sport of royalty and the elite of society. The modern game of tennis originated in the United Kingdom in the late nineteenth century (The History of...). Subsequent to its creation, tennis spread midst the upper class English population before spreading around the world. Throughout the history of the sport there have been key individuals who continue to assist in the growing popularity and development of the sport....   [tags: Sports, Tennis Players] 692 words
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Physics of Tennis Racquets - Missing figures Tennis racquets with old type of strings did not allow power and control over the racquet at the same time. To get a powerful stroke player had to hit the ball with the area of racquet closer to the tip of the racquet (toe). To obtain control and to reduce vibration of the racquet, player had to hit the ball with the area of racquet called “sweet spot”, located around the geometric center of the head. NASA’s 1973 Skylab 3 mission showed that tapered strings can move the “sweet spot” from the center of the racquet toward the position of greater power....   [tags: physics sport sports tennis] 830 words
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Blood Glucose Responses and Incidence of Hypoglycemia in Elite Tennis Players. - ... At the start of exercising the energy the body gets quickly is from the anaerobic metabolism using mostly muscle glycogen as the main source of energy. The muscle starts to take in a high amount of glucose early during exercise depending on the level of intensity. As the duration of exercise is prolonged the muscles will continue to have a high intake of glucose. If the body does not have adequate nutrients then hypoglycemia will occur. It is not surprising that over half the tennis players that were interviewed had symptoms of hypoglycemia considering tennis matches vary substantially the amount of time spent on the court as well as off the court in between matches....   [tags: physical demands of tournament tennis players]
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Differences in tennis - Imagine playing a six hour tennis match. Well, the longest match ever played was six hours long; played by Vicki Nelson and Jean Hepner in 1984. (Seminara, 2009) The scoring for tennis is kind of difficult if not familiar of how the game is played. The way the scoring goes is “luv, 15, 30, 40, or deuce if the score is 40-40. If it is 30-30, then it is said like “30 all”. In order to win, the game is played best of three matches. The winner must win by two games. In my study I will be getting the speeds of a group of tennis girls hitting the tennis balls....   [tags: Sports Gear, Indoor&Clay Courts]
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A Brief Look at Playing Tennis - ... [2] The steel tennis racquets were started to replace the wooden tennis racquets in order to solve the heavy and weak problems that caused by wooden tennis racquets as steel is stronger and lighter than wood. Although the steel tennis racquets is better than the wood racquet, the tennis players still faced a problem in terms of swing strength. Figure 1.1.2: Steel tennis racquet When the tennis racquet technologies came in 1975, an aluminium racket was introduced. This material was lighter than steel and allowed the construction of oversized tennis rackets....   [tags: games with a ball and racket] 611 words
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Tennis: A Sport for Everyone - When I was a child, I was extremely skeptical of tennis. Many times when I visited my aunt, she would be intently watching tennis on her large, homely television. I did not understand her fascination at the time. I, like many others, did not appreciate the lure of the sport, and deemed it boring for many years. Then the summer before high school came, and I was looking for something new, so I decided to attend the county’s tennis camp. This, as I later realized, was the best decision I ever made....   [tags: Confidence, Patience, Exercise]
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Media, Sexualisation and Female Tennis. - Within todays sporting community, certain aspects of sport and its practices promote and construct ideas that sport in general is a male dominated. Sports media often provides an unequal representation of genders. Women athletes are regularly perceived as mediocre in comparison to their male equivalents (Lenskyj, 1998). Achievement in sport is generally established through displays of strength, speed and endurance, men usually set the standards in these areas, consequently woman rarely reach the level set by top male athletes....   [tags: female athletes, sports, media]
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An Anatomical Analysis of the Tennis Serve - ... The upper extremities are linked to the shaft by means of the shoulder girdle. These parts of the body includes; the shoulder girdle together with the shoulder blade and collar bone, the upper arm together with the humerus, the lower arm with the radius, the hand with carpus and lastly the metacarpus and fingers. During the implication of the different types of the serve, the extremities are used in different ways in that, they are involved in different movement and different types of the muscles in them are also required participating in the action....   [tags: games with balls and rackets] 535 words
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Popularity Growth of Table Tennis - ... Plyometric are training techniques used by athletes in all types of sports to increase strength and explosiveness (Chu, 1998). Plyometric is including of a rapid stretching of one muscle (eccentric action) immediately is followed by a concentric or shortening action of the same muscle and connective tissue (Baechle and Earle, 2000). Plyometric drills are usually involved stopping, starting, and changing directions in an explosive method. The plyometric movements are components that can assist in improving agility (Craig, 2004; Miller et al., 2001; Parsons et al., 1998; Yap et al., 2000; Young et al., 2001)....   [tags: sport, ping pong, training] 649 words
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The Mysteries of Table Tennis - The Mysteries of Table Tennis The ball comes toward me fast, faster than I expected, and I flail the paddle, hoping to connect and return the ball successfully. The ball smacks into the rubber, and the ball shoots back over the net. Right after the bounce, my opponent slices the ball, making it float slowly back to my side. This ball looks vulnerable and easy to hit, so I put all my energy into one drive, and the ball barely bypasses the net. There is topspin, and the ball curves downward. I mentally scream in joy, but that is short lived....   [tags: Sport, Ping Pong, Topspin]
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Developing Young Tennis Talent - The United States Tennis Association or USTA has been around since 1881. Originally the USTA was known as the United States National Lawn Tennis Association. The group was started by a minor cluster of people in New York City. The present USTA is an organization with more than seven hundred thousand members. It invests one hundred percent of its proceeds to promote and develop the growth of tennis, from the novice to the professional levels. There are many people who have trained with this organization and became great successes....   [tags: Sports]
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Lessons Learned From Tennis - It is 1:30 AM, Thursday morning; I have finally completed the mid-term project for my Data Structures and Algorithms class. I close my laptop, remove the contact lenses from my eyes and place them in the lens container, turn off the bedroom light, and go to bed. “BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP, BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!” The time is now 5:00 AM. Struggling to open my eyes, I blindly search for the snooze button on my alarm clock. As soon as I hit the snooze button, I hear Caitlin yelling, “Get up Aki. Let’s go....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1153 words
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Fitness and Tennis Players - Fitness Fitness plays a major role in becoming a solid and strong tennis player. It means you can be fast to recover, Hit the balls clean by bending your knees and staying low. Without having a good fitness routine or staying fit you would not be able to perform as well as you like. The key to the fitness routine is to do it well but in smaller rotations so you can get the most out of the exercise. I have put specific exercises that help a tennis player in speed, strength and agility. These specific exercises form a good base for becoming a solid and strong tennis player....   [tags: nutrition, muscle]
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Tennis Players: Andre Agassi - Andre Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam champion, who also won the Davis Cup with the U.S. team on three occasions. He is considered by many as the best service returner of all time and one of the greatest tennis players to ever play the sport. However, his academic career was not as glorious as his tennis career. Agassi quit school at the age of 14 in order to focus on his playing career. Before having done so, Agassi’s favorite subject was English. His teachers told him to pursue a career in literature, but he decided otherwise....   [tags: davis cup, service returner]
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Performance Psychology in Tennis - Performance psychology involves the process of facilitating the development of skills needed by the performer during his time to shine in a performance. Also, the process is almost entirely related to the events prior to the performance since they are the foundation of the desired result. This preparation involves practicing not only physically, but also mentally, psychologically, spiritually, and emotionally. In fact, the physical aspect of a performance has much less bearing than the mind and soul aspects....   [tags: Afective, Motor, Cognitive] 4297 words
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The Physics of Tennis - The Physics of Tennis I. Introduction Background: A friendly game of tennis is being played. Camera: pans away from the game and zooms to Sunne. Sunne: Hello, my name is Sunne. Today, my group, which consists of Ravi, Gramh, Whitney and myself, will portray how physics plays an essential role in one specific aspect of tennis. This aspect is the tennis racquet itself, which can only be mastered when the physics of it is completely understood. In this video, we will show you an actual tennis match, a couple of candid interviews, and much more about the physics behind tennis....   [tags: Papers] 548 words
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The Sport of Tennis - The Sport of Tennis Tennis is a sport that many people love to play. It is not the hardest sport in the world to learn. When playing against someone, it is called a match. Tennis can be played one on one or a doubles match. The main object of the game is to hit the ball over the net, inside of the lines so that the opponent can't get to it. There are two lines about two feet parallel to each other that outline the court. In a singles match, the inner line is the out of bound line, while the outer line is out of bounds in a doubles match....   [tags: Papers] 929 words
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Tennis Science: The Power of the Racket and the Ball - Tennis Science: The Power of the Racket and the Ball Introduction Tennis is a popular sport mostly in western part of the world. This is played as single or double players. Each players has a racket that should be used in smashing the ball in to the other side of the court and take advantage in getting a score. This sport can enhance our physical fitness same as some hard core athletic sports like swimming, basketball, and many more. The mechanics in this game, make sure you should avoid to commit a mistake, make the opponent make a mistake and score a point....   [tags: maneuver the racket, velocity, direction]
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Mathematical Analysis of Point Scoring in Tennis - ... The set consists of many games, it usually consists of six games. At the end match consists of several sets and the player with maximum number of won sets becomes winner of the match (might vary for men’s and women’s tournaments). MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS The most important element of scoring in tennis is the point, but matches are won by the player who wins two out of three (or three out of five) sets. In order, to plan on winning matches, a player should understand the cumulative (additive) impact that winning points will have on winning matches....   [tags: Probability, Games] 2607 words
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Comparing Canadian Amateur Tennis to Pro Tennis - Comparing Canadian Amateur Tennis to Pro Tennis Comparing Canadian amateur sport to a professional Canadian sport, which in my case is tennis. When high school is over, its time for me to choose what career path that I will be looking to go into. The choices that are out there for me is to become a full-time professional tennis player, or go into a coaching career and just be an amateur athlete....   [tags: Papers] 556 words
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Local and National Provision of Tennis - Local and National Provision of Tennis Introduction This assignment provides insight into the provision of Tennis at a local and national level. Cambridge has over 50 tennis courts spread out between 5 clubs/sports centres. There has been a huge increase in the number of tennis courts available to the public over the past couple of years due to the new structure of the Cambridge Tennis Association and how focus has shifted from county to club tennis. Provision Pathways for Elite Performers [IMAGE] · Tour – WTA/ATP computer rankings and results · Intermediate Squads – competitive performance · LTA Academies – international competitive performance/...   [tags: Papers] 1000 words
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The Relationship Between the Temperature and the Height of a Bouncing Tennis Ball - ... The higher the temperature the more molecules move and the more they collide. If the temperature affects how much gas molecules move and how much the molecules collide, then that means temperature will most likely have an immense impact on how high tennis balls end up bouncing. Tennis balls are made of rubber and weigh about 2 oz. with a diameter of approximately 2.5 inches. Tennis balls can never bounce back up to it's original starting point where it was dropped from. As the ball falls, it loses much of it's energy to air friction....   [tags: energy, experiment, molecules] 899 words
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The Serve and Vollley in Tennis - The Serve and Vollley in Tennis Has tennis become more popular around the world. It is obvious that more and more people are starting to get involve in this sport. People that play tennis ranges from age 4 to 70 years old. Tennis players around the world have different game strategies and style of their own. Whether you focus more on offense or defense, it helps you to build your own style of game. Serve and volley is a game style or strategy often used by Australian tennis players. This strategy is not commonly seen because it requires higher fitness level and speed....   [tags: Papers] 452 words
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The United States Tennis Association - The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body of tennis. Established in 1881, the mission of the USTA is to “promote and develop the growth of tennis.” The mission statement serves as the guiding principle for all activities of the United States Tennis Association. The USTA is the largest tennis organization in the world. It operates with the assistance of 17 section associations, serving more than 665,000 members and 7,800 organizational members. The USTA is managed by a Board of Directors which establishes the policies and objectives of the Association....   [tags: essays research papers] 593 words
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The Williams Sisters: Double Trouble on the Tennis Court - The Williams Sisters: double trouble on the tennis court, Gabby Douglas: 2 times Olympic Gold Medalist, and Lolo Jones: a fierce Olympic competitor in hurdles and now bobsledding are all present day athletes that have captivated headlines with their accomplishments through sports. The Civil Rights Movement altered everyday life for all African Americans and soon other minorities in America. The movement also changed the world of sports for African American legends to come as well. Previous accomplishments of African Americans in sports propelled Althea Gibson to make her mark in history....   [tags: gold medal, african americans, women]
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Tennis - As we all know, America is a nation of sports enthusiasts. Most Americans participate is some kind of sporting event, either as a spectator or as a competitor. In the pantheon of great American sports, there is one that stands out. It has been called the great American pastime. Yes, that great sport known as tennis. Tennis requires a mastery of many skills to be able to play competitively, but the primary skill needed to win in tennis is the serve. The serve is the primary offensive weapon used I tennis, because it is the only time when a player gets to put a ball into play....   [tags: essays research papers] 507 words
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An Ace Served- A Tennis Obstacle I Overcame - I was very excited when I was invited to play for the girls’ high school tennis team, when I was still in eighth grade. Playing for the team was both very intense, because of the many practices we had every week, and fun, since I was able to meet my friends. There came a time every week when I would feel very nervous, and that was when we played matches against other high schools. In the first two weeks, I was able to win all my singles and doubles matches, which helped me gain a lot of confidence....   [tags: personal narrative] 568 words
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Serena Willams: A Brief Biography - ... Her earnings total over fifty-million dollars (to be exact, $54,380,151) giving her the respected title of WTA prize money leader & first place among women athletes. Quite a feat indeed, don’t you think. Standing at five foot nine, her forehand and double-handed backhand are considered to be the most powerful among women, admired for her immense power, as well as having a sturdy offense and defense. Serena is definitely a powerhouse on the tennis court, 128.6 mph serve, anyone. At Six Flags Great Adventure, there is a rollercoaster called the Kingda Ka reaching 128 mph in three seconds....   [tags: Tennis, Sports] 533 words
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Improvement of Tennis Equipment - Improvement of Tennis Equipment Improvement is certainly one of the main principles which define American culture and its people. It is evident in politics, economics, technology and even in sports. The improvement in sports is continuously producing higher standards for athletes and their performances. Stronger clubs, faster engines, safer pads, lighter bats, and longer lasting balls are just a few of the elements in the grand arsenal of ever-improving weapons. Such is certainly the case with the sport of tennis and its required equipment and apparel....   [tags: Papers] 3095 words
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Skills Of Table Tennis - Table tennis is played on thick wooden or composite wood, plastic and even metal varieties table. The surface of the table should have a mat finish and it is usually dark green or blue. The table is 274 cm in length, 152.5 cm in width, and 76 cm in height. The table is divided by the net into two courts. The net is 15.25-cm height and extends 15.25 cm beyond each side of the table. The racket consists of two parts: the rubbers and the blade. There are a lot of different kinds of rubbers and blades....   [tags: essays research papers] 506 words
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Training Program for Tennis - Training Program for Tennis The aim of my training programme is to improve my cardiovascular endurance for tennis. I have no medical or health problems at the moment. By doing this training programme I could improve my fitness level. My fitness level at the moment could be improved. By improving my fitness level I can improve in all sports. Normally during a week I will play on average about 6 or 7 hours of various sports. These sports consist of football, tennis and badminton....   [tags: Papers] 3226 words
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Psychological factors of tennis - TASK ONE PART A FEEDBACK AND MOTIVATION OFFERED TO THE PLAYERS BY THE COACH TO IMPROVE SKILLS, COURT PLAY AND MENTAL ATTITUDE Stuartholme A Grade Tennis Team Dennis Sheard, (the coach of the A team) was mainly focusing this particular training session on footwork and communication as he felt that the team lacked both these factors during their previous Saturday match. The following are a few quotes from Dennis  "Awesome footwork Alex, could you feel the difference between that ball and the last?" Dennis indicates when the players use the correct technique and then compares it to a previous shot where they do not....   [tags: essays research papers] 1782 words
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Comparing Hart Rate After Playing Tennis and After Playing Virtual Tennis Using the Wii Game - Comparing Hart Rate After Playing Tennis and After Playing Virtual Tennis Using the Wii Game Abstract The purpose of my experiment is to compare the heart rate change results between playing a sport in real life and playing a video game based off of that sport. I will use a procedure that involves multiple people playing tennis in real life, taking and recording their heart rate pulse, then having them play a video game that is based off tennis with a motion-sensor controller that acts as if they were swinging an actual tennis racquet, and finally record their pulse afterwards, and comparing the two pulses between the two different activities....   [tags: Experiment, Compare Contrast]
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Coaching Tennis - Coaching Tennis Some people may think that tennis is just a blow off sport, that it doesn’t take any talent, and anyone can do it. I started playing tennis about 4 years ago and I remember how hard it was to learn. One of my best friends and I started playing together and his dad had taught him how to play, when he first started teaching me I got really frustrated because I would keep hitting the ball out and I found out that playing and coaching tennis was much harder than it seemed. The first part of coaching tennis involves what type of equipment to get....   [tags: Papers] 801 words
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Wheel chair tennis - Tennis Populations 1. Wheel chair tennis 2. Hearing impaired 3. Learning disabilities Wheelchair tennis won’t come easy to a new comer but with practice you can only get better. I would rate wheelchair tennis not a 1 or 2 (easy) because its hard to do two things at once. Positioning yourself in a wheelchair to hit a tennis ball before it bounces twice can be difficult. I would rate this activity a 3 due to having tennis skill and wheelchair handling capability. Wheelchair tennis is for every level but to have the basics of moving around the court and learn how to hit different types of shots with a tennis racquet can be challenging....   [tags: essays research papers] 1776 words
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tennis paper - There are several different aspects of playing and improving your tennis game. Different strokes, rules, boundaries and many other aspects make up the game of tennis. Over the next few pages, I will do my best to explain the forehand and backhand stroke, the serve and volley, the rules of tennis, and without a doubt the grandslam. The forehand stroke is the most popular in tennis. Stand facing the net, knees slightly bent, weight evenly distributed and forward on the balls of your feet. The racket is held in front of your body, elbows in close and parallel to the ground....   [tags: essays research papers] 1329 words
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Tennis Made Easy - When surfing the Internet, eventually winding up at tennis4you.com, I found something called the “Lesson Lounge” which has instructional articles on the game of tennis. My particular article discusses a very crucial part of the game, and also a difficult one, the first serve. The reason this drew my attention is because this is a major weakness in my already pathetic tennis repertoire. By reading the article, I hoped to find strategy to learn from, and eventually, with practice, to improve from....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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Bush: the National Guard, Tennis, and Sacrifice - Some now decry the way George W. Bush served our country during the Vietnam era. They point out that when he was obligated to serve, April 1972 to May 1973, he apparently did not show up. They are overlooking the quality of W's service. Why, he served our country then every bit as well as Dan Quayle, his father's vice-president. Quayle did his best to protect the golf courses of Indiana from military invasion from abroad. W, we know, did no less. In fact, he did more. He volunteered. He extended himself beyond the exertions of Dan Quayle's golf sorties....   [tags: Politics] 378 words
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Tennis Ball Investigation - Tennis Ball Investigation Aim: Investigate the factors that affect the bounce of a tennis ball. Key factors (variables): 1) Height of drop 2) Surface of bounce 3) Gravitational pull 4) Room temperature/ball temperature 5) Weight of ball 6) Material of ball 7) Brand of ball 8) Age/wear of ball 9) Size of ball 10) Force of drop/push How the key factors will affect the bounce: 1) The higher the drop the higher the bounce 2) The harder the surface the higher the bounce 3) The weaker the gravitational force the higher the bounce 4) The warmer the ball the higher the bounce 5) The lighter the ball the higher the bounce 6)...   [tags: Papers] 1476 words
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Valuable Skills Learned from Becoming a Tennis Canada Certified Instructor - ... High school exams use these skills as well. I use the same techniques to remember the information for my exams now and will continue to in my future. Also, having a practical exam taught me the importance of confidence. Having previously studied all of the necessary information this course showed me that being confident and trusting yourself can pay off. In my future I will likely have certification programs in graduate school for Kinesiology. Therefore, the skills I have learned in the certification process are very valuable in my future....   [tags: teaching, organization, learning] 730 words
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Ping-Pong, A Blast to the Past - Blast to the Past The origins of Table tennis can be traced back to as early as 12th century AD. The game descended from the game of “Royal Tennis” (also know as Court Tennis), which was played during the medieval era. During the 1800’s the game had become quite fashionable among the upper class in England. There was also a board and dice game that was called Table tennis. It wasn’t until the late 1800’s when existing evidence of the game appeared. A set made by one a David foster, which was patented in England which are table versions of the outdoors lawn tennis....   [tags: table tennis, england, championship]
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The Life and Success of Serena Williams - ... After his daughters expressed their want to keep playing, they began to play once again. (“Serena Williams Biography”). When her father saw her potential he moved them to Florida. “Brought up in a tough neighborhood, the sporty siblings saw tennis as their way to the top” (“Venus & Serena Williams Biography”). Soon after Serena turned 14 years old, she became a professional player. Serena Williams enjoyed other things other than tennis. In her free time she would design clothes and she would even act....   [tags: tennis, tournament, venus] 719 words
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A Sociological Perspective of Women in Sport in Australia -   Contents 1.0: Rationale 2 2.0: Analysis of Text and Research 3 2.1: Women’s Sport in Australia - A Sociological Perspective 3 2.1.1: 1800’s 3 2.1.2: 1900’s 3 2.1.3: 2000 to Present 4 2.2: Changes within Women’s Sport 4 2.2.1: Uniform 4 2.2.2: Role Models 4 2.2.3: Prize money 4 2.3: Tennis at Brisbane Girls Grammar School 5 2.3.1: History of Tennis at Brisbane Girls Grammar School 5 2.3.2: Changes within Tennis at Brisbane Girls Grammar School 5 2.4: Women’s sport in the media 5 3.0: Evaluation 6 4.0: Recommendations 6 4.1: Number of Females Participating in Sport 6 4.2: Profile of Female Athletes in the Media 6 5.0: Appendices 7 Appendix 1: Visual Evidence 7 Figure 1: Swimming uniforms in...   [tags: history, analysis, tennis]
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The Moment: A Fictional Story - This was it. This was the moment he was waiting for. The moment to step up on the green, hard court and show everyone, what he was really made of. This was his chance to prove his doubters wrong and make his parents proud. The bright summer weather, and the luscious green trees in the background welcomed Max onto the court. He slowly ambled toward the court with its freshly painted lines, seeming calmer than he was really was. The only thing that separated him from his opponent was the net, looking as high as it had ever been....   [tags: tournament, tennis, goals] 2105 words
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The Importance of Technology in Sports - ... Due the advancements of materials and sizes, strings also have changed from the natural gut used in olden days to the synthetic gut such nylon, polyester or Kevlar used now days. Secondly, the courts have also changed their way of construct them, from grass court to the hard surface ones made with materials which offer much more potential and protection to the athletes. Recently, one of the most used technology used in Tennis and many more sport is the Hawk Eye Overview, working as a camera that is able to record all the shots and movements of the ball and show the shadow of it after hitting the court, trying to solve the fact that the ball is going faster and faster and being impossibl...   [tags: cameras, tennis, swimming]
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Hard Hits in Women's Tennis Industry Causes a Racket - Hard Hits in Women's Tennis Industry Causes a Racket From sunrise to sunset, I constantly hit fuzzy balls over the net. At age eight, my plan was to be a professional women's tennis player, so I figured that I needed to start training now. Wanting to be just like Martina Hingis, I loved to watch how she could hit the ball with such pace and accuracy. Some of the best women athletes drive themselves to participate in this grueling sport, and, although tennis was once not the most popular sport, I still wanted to be one of these women....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The History of Volleyball: William G. Morgan - The history of volleyball goes back to the year of 1895. The game was invented by a man by the name of William G. Morgan, at a YMCA in Massachusetts (NCVA). Morgan was an instructor at the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) when he created the game of volleyball (NCVA). Volleyball is a very popular sport around the world. It is especially popular in the U.S., which is where is originated (NCVA). It was created just two years after the game basketball was invented (Hartwell).To create this game, Morgan mixed different things from the sports Tennis, Handball, Baseball, and Basketball (NCVA)....   [tags: YMCA, tennis, net]
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