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.
I love tennis so I join tennis team in high school and in college. Tennis has made a significant impact to the world and unlike other sports, each member has their own unique ranking in the team, ranking is essential for each tennis team member. From No.1 to the last number, every player will fight for their highest ranking and try to challenge the one above their number. Tennis is cruel and challenging, but that is why I love it. First, from the introduction you can notice that tennis uses different language than the normal speaking way.
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.
Tennis is a universal sport. Much like any other sport, tennis has its own unique set of terminology and scoring system. During a match that is broadcasted on TV viewers are usually given an opportunity to see a varying amount statistics. These statistics would the number of aces, first and second serve percentages, number of winners and errors, and so on. The average viewer would only go as far as knowing who won, but these statistics provide a much deeper into many underlying aspects of the match such as how a player won and the chances of winning.
While most sports are easy to pick up, tennis takes extreme dedication to learn how to play the game, to perfect the amount of technique it takes, as well as its great impact on one’s personal life. Learning the basic rules and positions of tennis is one of the most important skills that are needed to play the game. It is crucial to have a basic understanding of the point system when playing tennis. When there is one person playing per team, it is called singles. In singles, the ball has to be played within the first set of white lines.
Introduction When playing tennis, I have found that the serve is the most crucial part of the game. The serve is the first shot for any point, so the ability to utilize the serve as needed will give an advantage to the serving player. A great server could win a game with just four winners (shots that the opponent fail to return). Although the serve is a great weapon, it can backfire if the player serves a fault (a shot that hits the net or passes the lines). Just as a player could win a game with four winners, he can also lose with four double faults (a player is given two serves for each point).
The arms and hands should be rigid, with thumbs upward and fingers spread apart. Before contact, the arms, shoulders, and hands should be turned inward to the center of the court. The body should pike. The hands should be open to surround, and try to catch the ball. There are two main methods of movement.
The next crucial element is the stance. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart and parallel with the ground. To line up your feet, draw an imaginary line from your back (right) foot toe to your front (left) foot toe. Notice where this imaginary line points and you have a good indication of how you are lined up and where you are aiming your shot. The players weight should be on the inside of the right foot and knee.
Do not grip the club any tighter than you would a baby bird. The next step is the placement of the ball with respect to your stance. Firstly, with mid range irons the ball should be placed in the center. With high irons and wedges, the ball should be toward your right foot. With low irons and woods, the ball should be towards your left foot or the front of your stance.
He separates mental tennis into four concepts which include mind-body connections, psychological states, intelligent tennis, and strategies. To be honest I haven 't read the entire book yet but I think I have a good grasp of what Vic was trying to say. The mind-body connection is the part of tennis that deals with the different parts of the body working together to hit the ball. It is how your brain reacts with your body to help you hit a certain ball or anticipate a shot. Psychological states are probably what is thought of most when thinking about mental tennis.