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TENNIS. Individual Sports. HISTORY. The history of tennis dates back several thousand years (12 th /13 th century) Tennis originally was known as “lawn tennis”, and formally is still called that in Britain, because it was played on grass courts by Victorian gentlemen and ladies.
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TENNIS Individual Sports
HISTORY • The history of tennis dates back several thousand years(12th/13th century) • Tennis originally was known as “lawn tennis”, and formally is still called that in Britain, because it was played on grass courts by Victorian gentlemen and ladies. • It is now played on a variety of surfaces.
HISTORY • The modern game of tennis is played by millions in clubs and on public courts. • Its period of most rapid growth began in the late 1960s, when the major championships were opened to professionals as well as amateurs. • It continued in the 1970s, when television broadcasts of the expanding professional tournament circuits.
TENNIS EQUIPMENT • Tennis Balls • Rackets • Court Shoes • Comfortable Clothing • Net
MASTER THE COURT • Before you can start playing tennis, you need to understand the layout of a tennis court. • Here are the basics: • The tennis court has two sides that are separated by a net in the middle. • The deuce side, or the right side of the court • The ad side, or the left side of the court
The court has alleys on either side, and if one player hits the ball in his opponent's alleys in a game of singles, he loses the point. • Each court has a right service box and a left service box. • The server's goal is to serve the ball into the service box on the opposite side on his opponent's court. So, if the server is standing on the deuce side (the right side) of the court, he needs to serve the ball into his opponent's right service box. • Each player's court is framed by the baseline at the bottom and the singles sidelines on each side of the court. One player's ball must land on or within these lines of the opposing players court during a rally to be considered in.
TENNIS COURT DOUBLES COURT SINGLES COURT Furthest outside lines on the court Inner sideline on court Back end line on court BASELINE/SERVING LINE
HOW TO PLAY • Tennis is played in single or doubles • The first server is determined by spinning a racket and seeing what side it lands on, (similar to flipping a coin) • Serving begins on the right hand court, and must be served into the diagonal serving box on the opposite side • Every serve results in points • The ball must be hit after only one bounce on a side • The ball may be hit before it bounces except on the serve • A ball that lands on the line is good/fair • Scoring is: love, 15, 30, 40 game • Each game must be won by 2 points • To win a set, you must win 6 games. You must win a set by 2 games. • Winner of a tennis match is the first to win 2 out of 3 sets.
READY POSITION The position that a person stands in while waiting for the ball; This is done by standing with feet shoulder width apart, knees bent, weight on balls of feet, racket in center of body, and eyes on opponent
EASTERN GRIP “shake hands” with the racquet; form a V with the thumb and forefinger
Backhand/Ground Stroke A tennis stroke that begins across the non-dominant side of one’s body BACKHAND/GROUND STROKE VIDEO
Forehand/Ground Stroke A tennis stroke that begins on the dominant side of one’s body FOREHAND/GROUND STROKE VIDEO
SERVE The first shot of each game The server must begin from the right side of the court behind the baseline and hit the ball diagonally across the court SERVE VIDEO
ACE SERVE A serve that lands within the service line boundary and the receiver is unable to touch the ball with the racquet
LET/FAULT SERVE “Let” Serve “Fault” Serve The ball hits the net on the serve and falls into the service court, it is a “let” and is served again A serve that lands outside of the service boundary lines, server receives loss of point and must rotate to the opposite serving area following a double fault on the serve
OVERHEAD SMASH A tennis stroke that begins with the full extension of the racket arm. Get strings up and over the ball, then snap the racket head powerfully through the ball. OVERHEAD SMASH VIDEO
DUECE LOVE Another name for a score of 0 When the score is tied (40 /40) RALLY MATCH POINT A long series of shots A point that will end the match if it is won by the leading player
VOLLEY LOB A high arching tennis shot A stroke that is used to receive and deliver a ball back to an opponent without allowing it to hit the ground ALL AD A short term used for the word advantage. A player who scores a point at 'deuce' has the advantage, meaning if they win the next point, they win the game Another name for an even score