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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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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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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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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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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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Developing Young Tennis Talent - ... Secondly, we are looking for advanced hand to eye coordination that translates to racquet skills and the ability to control the racquet and the ball. Thirdly, we are looking for young athletes who like to move and go after every ball.”(USTA) This strategy or mechanism is highly successful. Proof of this is the development of several Grand Slam winning United States players. These players include, Serena and Venus Williams, Mardy Fish, Bob and Mike Bryan, and Andy Roddick. Many professional tennis players are late bloomers....   [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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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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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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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/ assessment of performance · National Futures – national road show and assessment · County Futures – county road show, tournament performance/rating · Club Futures Seeing as the LTA have decided to put much more focus on club players and are constantly pumping up to £15,000 into their High Performance Programme, there is more and more opportunities for those club players to be noticed without having to take the step into county tennis....   [tags: Papers] 1000 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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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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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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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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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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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) Discontinual-unknown 7) Discontinual-unknown 8) The newer the ball the higher the bounce 9) The smaller the ball the higher the bounce 10) The more force put into the drop/push the higher the bounce I have chosen to investigate 1) Height of drop....   [tags: Papers] 1476 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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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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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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Watching Tennis and A Subaltern’s Love Song - Watching Tennis and A Subaltern’s Love Song Introduction The themes and ideas are so similar that if one was to briefly explain what both poems were about, you would think that they were exactly the same poems. Yet what really separates these two poems is their technical side. Form The form of a poem can be mainly observed by looking at and listening to the poem. Rhyme scheme, verse length, and line length are but a few examples of a poem’s form. A Subaltern’s Love song is a relatively long poem compared to Watching Tennis....   [tags: English Literature] 972 words
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Arthur Ashe - Arthur Ashe: A Legend in His Own Time A young African-American boy walks onto some rundown tennis courts at a local park with his father in Richmond, VA. Armed with an old wooden racket and a can of white tennis balls, his father begins to feed him some different shots and tells his son everything he knows about tennis. Being an African-American, this young boy did not have many friends that were as interested in tennis as he was. Since tennis is a predominantly white sport, Arthur Ashe’s desire to play was not encouraged by either race, but instead of giving up on the sport he loved, he continued playing to the dismay of many....   [tags: Bio Biography Tennis Player]
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Investigating How the Height From Which a Table Tennis Ball is Dropped Affects Its Bounce - Investigating How the Height From Which a Table Tennis Ball is Dropped Affects Its Bounce When a table tennis ball is dropped onto a surface it bounces. The height of the bounce depends upon a number of factors; the pressure of the air in the ball, the height from which it is dropped, its material, mass and its temperature; the type of floor surface, its temperature and its angle; and the acceleration due to gravity, the temperature and the air resistance of the air that the ball will pass through....   [tags: Papers] 1736 words
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Investigating the Bounce of a Tennis Ball after It Has Been Dropped From Certain Height - Investigating the Bounce of a Tennis Ball after It Has Been Dropped From Certain Height Aim To investigate how high a tennis ball will bounce back after it has been dropped from a certain height How a Tennis Ball Bounces As the ball is elevated the ball gains gravitational potential energy equal to the ball's weight multiplied by its change in height1. When the ball is dropped, the height decreases, and therefore so does the gravitational potential energy. At the same time, the velocity of the ball increases due to gravity, and therefore the kinetic energy increases, as kinetic energy half the mass of the object (in this case the falling ball) multiplied by velocity squared (Source: Physics for You GCSE textbook)....   [tags: Papers] 1339 words
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The Origin of Fencing, Rowing, Tennis, Cock-fighting, Swimming, Golf, Badminton, Boxing and Bullfighting - The Origin of Fencing, Rowing, Tennis, Cock-fighting, Swimming, Golf, Badminton, Boxing and Bullfighting It is thought that the Egyptians began fencing as a sport and this is derived from images on walls and relics from that time. The images show fencers wearing forms of protective clothing, earflaps and having covers on the ends of their swords. It is also thought that they may have been used to let fighters practice their swordsmanship, without any danger of being harmed. Fencing will take place at the Helliniko Olympic Complex However, modern fencing is claimed by the Italians, Spanish and French and it is in the 18th Century the current system of rules, scoring and equipment came into place....   [tags: Sport Sporting] 1668 words
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History And Rules Of Tennis - Social Anxiety Disorder Social anxiety disorders affect many people throughout the country. They can, in a sense, cripple the attitude that a person has towards the outside world. Sometimes a social anxiety disorder can be though of as just being shy, but it never goes away or lessens. As time goes on, the person will get worse and worse if no treatment is administered. They could possibly confine themselves to their own home, and never set foot outside unless it is absolutely necessary....   [tags: essays research papers] 682 words
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Analysis of Nike - Analysis of Nike Basketball players “wanna be like Mike”, but shoe companies “wanna be like NIKE.” NIKE is the worlds #1 company and controls more than 40% of the US athletic shoe market. The company designs and sells shoes for just about every sport, including baseball, volleyball, cheerleading, and wrestling. NIKE also sells Cole Haan dress and casual shoes and a line of athletic wear and equipment, such as hockey sticks, skates, and timepieces. In addition, it operates NIKETOWN shoe and sportswear stores and is opening JORDAN in store outlets in suburban markets....   [tags: Nike Tennis Shoes Retail Businesses Essays] 3790 words
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Origins of Ball Games - Origins of Ball Games Ball games can be traced back to Egyptian times, carvings have been found in temples since 1500 BC and the games were linked with religious ceremonies. Christianity actually developed the game of tennis through French monks in the 11th or 12th centuries. The earliest version of the game was called 'La Soule' where the ball would be struck with either a stick or the palm of the hand....   [tags: Papers] 708 words
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Althea Gibson - Althea Gibson As we look at our past, we are better able to see the positive advances that we have made. One of the greatest obsticles that we have overcome is the barrier of race. Over the last several decades African Americans have had a huge impact on many areas of society such as politics, educatoin and most definately athletics. On August 27, 1927, Althea Gibson was born. She did not enter the world to a life of glamor. From the beginning, her life was a tough one. Her family resided in Harlem during the 1930’s and 40;s....   [tags: Biography Biographies] 875 words
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Pride, Prejudice and Life - Pride, Prejudice and Life Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr., was among the first African Americans to become a professional tennis player. Despite many obstacles, Arthur Ashe coupled with the emergence as one of the top players in the world and boosted the sport's popularity. In the perspective of an athletic career, Arthur ascended to the best of tennis professional tennis players in the world. Nowadays, Arthur Ashe is remembered as an athlete that achieved a high level of success. As a person, we remember how Arthur persisted in helping other people find opportunities to attain their personal achievements....   [tags: Papers] 641 words
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Don Johnson - Throughout the United States, the impoverished youth are denied the opportunity to succeed because they lack the inexpensive programs to keep them away from harsh realities flooding the streets. Hence, it is up to motivated individuals to make a difference by creating hope for these children. In March 2006, 65 year old Don Johnson was granted the Bay Area Jefferson Award for encouraging and promoting the betterment of society. Also known as the ‘Tennis Machine’, this tennis coach has spent the last thirty years upholding tennis within the impoverished, urban areas of San Jose as a means for the youth to escape drugs and crime....   [tags: Don Johnson Biography] 1374 words
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Planning Personal Fitness Program - Planning Personal Fitness Program Introduction My personal fitness program is designed to enhance my speed, agility and cardio-vascular fitness, as well as to improve my skill level in the main parts of tennis. To improve these aspects of my performance I will be doing a six-week course involving, in particular, a circuit-training course, as well as numerous endurance runs and fitness techniques, some of which will be included in my circuit. A circuit involves a series of around 6-10 activities or exercises which each take place at a 'station'....   [tags: Papers] 3410 words
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"Not Excusable, But Certainly Forgivable" - Serena Williams’ 10 second tirade in the 2009 U.S. Open tennis tournament may have cost her the semi-final match, but what is the lasting impression on her legacy (Ford 1). Sometimes during a sporting event, athletes let their emotions get the best of them. Their attitude is like a ticking time bomb, waiting to be set off by a bad call from the line judge, a good shot by the opponent, or a simple mistake made by the player. Many people believe athletes should be able to control their emotions and always exhibit great sportsmanship....   [tags: Celebrities] 910 words
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Use of Language and Imagery in act One Scene Two of Shakespeare's Henry V - Use of Language and Imagery in act One Scene Two of Shakespeare's Henry V The French ambassadors are shown into Henry's court. They were sent from the Dauphin, son of the French King. The Dauphin's message is an insulting rejection of Henry's claim to the French dukedoms and refers to his reputation as a trivial pleasure-seeker. The message is accompanied by a mocking gift of tennis balls, suggesting that he should go and play games. Dramatically this is a tense moment. The Dauphin has under estimated Henry....   [tags: Papers] 523 words
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Black Women in Sports: Sexuality and Athleticism - Black Women in Sports: Sexuality and Athleticism Men and women who chose to engage in sports from which they would traditionally be discouraged because of their gender, particularly as professionals, redefine the sport. The social and cultural "costs" are not the result of the individual's participation, but rather the way in which sports have been socially, politically, and economically constructed. Gender is only one of the few ways in which people are categorized according to their proficiency for some athletic activities....   [tags: Expository Essays] 946 words
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Stefan Edberg - Stefan Edberg The tennisplayer Stefan Edberg is nowadays a legend in his sport. I met him myself in France in 1987. I was 8 years old. He and the other members of the Swedish Daviscup team were playing the Daviscup against France. However, before the training I met them in the lobby of their hotel in Fréjus. My father knew the Swedish captain of the team so we could watch them training.After that Stefan has been one of my idols. I play tennis a lot myself. But now to the story about Stefan Edberg....   [tags: essays research papers] 1011 words
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6 Week Training Program - 6 Week Training Program For my GSCE Coursework I decided to perform a circuit-training programme for the sport of tennis. This durated for six weeks. I am already an experienced tennis player so this is to be taken into consideration with training procedures and results. Circuit training involves a series of exercises taking places at a 'station'. Circuit training is generally 75% anaerobic and 25% aerobic system, it is used to improve the following; speed, muscular endurance, aerobic fitness, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and agility....   [tags: Papers] 1483 words
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Ambition in Rosemary Well's When No One Was Looking - Ambition in Rosemary Well's When No One Was Looking  When No One Was Looking is a suspenseful story of a girl's ambition, friendship, and love of tennis, that takes her to the top. Although she is not beautiful, rich, or good in school, fourteen year old Kathy Bardy has a natural talent for tennis. One day, Kathy loses a match against Ruth Gumm that should have been simple for her. The next day Kathy finds out that Ruth is dead. Although Julia, Oliver, and Kathy's parents try to comfort her, Kathy feels guilty for wishing Ruth was dead the other night....   [tags: When No One Was Looking] 488 words
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The Determined Victor Jimmy Connors - The Determined Victor Jimmy Connors The Determined Victor What is a hero. A hero is someone who has achieved many goals in their life; someone admired for his impressive exploits; or someone who shows tremendous courage. A hero controls a great deal of power of authority, or strong influence over others. When people envision a hero, they usually think of a champion, a paragon, a conqueror, or a celebrity. Jimmy Connors represented all these qualities. He displayed power when he was on the tennis court, and he asserted his force off the court....   [tags: Essays Papers] 675 words
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4 Week Training Program Design - 4 Week Training Program Design My name is John Doe, I'm 16 yrs old, my height is 5'6", and my weight is 8st 6lbs. I have been asked to design a 4-week training program for my PE coursework and to describe and explain all components of the whole program, energy systems, training principles and diets etc. I would describe myself as a fairly healthy person, and fairly fit too. Over the course of this program I aim to improve my fitness levels, and certain distances or times of different events that will help me with my chosen sport, which will be tennis....   [tags: Papers] 1251 words
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An Analysis of Advertising Focusing on the Teenage Market - An Analysis of Advertising Focusing on the Teenage Market The TV documentary “Ads with Attitude” is all about how companies try to advertise their products on TV and how their main aim is to persuade teenagers to buy their products. For companies adverts are very important to get to their targeted customers. It cost them million of pounds to display their adverts but its worthwhile doing it because they make billions of pounds return. If companies don’t advertise their products and then it’s likely that they won’t sell much, which can lean them to scarcity....   [tags: Papers] 1135 words
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Arthur Ashe - Arthur Ashe was someone who was able to touch people with not only his superb tennis skills, but also his abilities off the court, like his superb speaking skills and knowledge of the world around him. He was willing to put aside his tennis in order to try to change what was wrong with the world. Arthur Ashe was a brave and gifted person willing to take risks to make a difference and influenced many people's lives. In 1970, Arthur Ashe became a familiar name after Ashe easily won the 1970 Australian Open....   [tags: Biographies Bio Biography]
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Pete Sampras - Pete Sampras the American Sensation The reason why I chose to do my research paper on Pete Sampras is because I love to play tennis, and Pete is the greatest tennis player alive. I have always made him my role model, and I hope to one day meet him. I try and model my tennis game after his and it has really helped my tennis game. Pete Sampras is my childhood hero, and that is the reason why I chose the topic of Pete Sampras. Pete was born on August 12, 1971. in Washington, DC. Although Pete was born in Washington, he grew up in Palos Verdes, California....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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An Investigation Into the Way in Which Energy Is Lost by A Table - An Investigation Into the Way in Which Energy Is Lost by A Table Tennis Ball After Several Bounces Aim: To investigate the amount energy lost, between bounces of a table tennis ball. I will also look to see if the fraction of energy lost is constant at each bounce. Prediction: The difference between the observed heights will lessen as the initial height of drop decreases. I predict that the change between the average heights will be large to start with but decrease slower the more number of bounces I do....   [tags: Papers] 1083 words
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Stephanie Maria Graph - Stefanie is a former world’s best ranked female tennis player from Germany. She is considered to be one of the best tennis players of all time. Graf won 22 grand slams single titles, more than any other player has won since the era opened. In 1988, Graf became the only player, to win the "Golden Slam"- getting all four grand slam single titles and Olympic gold medal in the same year. She was the women’s tennis association’s No. 1 player for a record 377 weeks – the longest of any player, she is the only player who have won all four grand slams single tournaments....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1034 words
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Sports of the Renaissance - James Naismith, creator of basketball, used a soccer ball as the first basketball. The game of soccer was originally played with an inflated animal bladder that was surrounded with leather (Leibs 67). Just as in every sport, as time evolves, so do the materials being played with. The materials begin becoming more durable, controllable, and affordable. During the Renaissance period, many sports were evolved and took a turn for the better. Although many sports were introduced during the Renaissance period; football, lawn bowling, and tennis were the three main sports that influenced today’s time period the most....   [tags: Athletes ]
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