How to Play Tennis
Tennis is a great exercise, and whether you play the game for pastime or professional sport, it just requires some equipments and money and you're on your way to a healthy habit. This game is always a great way to go outdoors and have fun. So go ahead and find a partner, let's play tennis!
What are the things you need to play tennis? A tennis racquet, tennis balls and a tennis court. The tennis racquet has changed over the years and has improved a lot, from the once heavy and wooden racquets to the modern lightweight graphite or fiberglass racquets. The tennis balls comes in the usual color of yellow or white, weighs about two ounces and is about two inches in diameter. The regular size tennis court is about 78 ft long and 27 ft wide (single), or 36 ft (double play).
How to play tennis? The main goal in tennis is to get the tennis ball in play once it served by one of the players. Tennis can be played either by singles or doubles. Each player on each side attempts to hit the ball and send it back over the top of the net to the opposite side. The server on one of the team serves the ball by tossing it into the air and hitting it with a racquet and aiming it obliquely so that it lands in the receiver's deuce court. After a point is made, both players move to the left and carry on playing on the advantage court. They continue playing alternately between courts after each point is made until one of the players win the game.
Scoring is different in tennis, each point is not considered as a single point rather the scores are as follows: first point is fifteen, second point is thirty, and forty is next. Having a score of zero is called Love in tennis. So a score in tennis can be 15-Love, which means to say that the other player has one point and the opponent has zero. When a player or a team wins six games, a set is won; on the other hand, a player needs to win at least two games more than his opponent to win the match.
A tip before playing tennis; do warm up exercises, you may want to warm up by hitting easy ground strokes from the baseline, or simply stretching your arms, legs and body, to prepare the muscles for the strenuous activity you are about to do, this way you avoid muscle and body pains after the game.