http://www.freesoft32.netDetailing Before the Play:
The Basics of Tennis
If you are walking into the tennis court, you want to make sure that you
do it right. Knowing exactly what to expect, and bringing along the
right expectations can help you get off to the right foot. By knowing
the basics, as well as the expectations to bring, you can be sure to
enjoy the game more thoroughly.
The first part of tennis to study before walking onto the court is the
tennis etiquette that is standard for the game. This is also often times
referred to as the code of laws that is standard for tennis. It is used
to help define whether specific circumstances will count as a point or
whether it will still continue the game. By following the tennis
etiquette, there will be no questions about a play and how it is being
aimed, giving players the ability to be their own referee.
As soon as you understand the basic rules, you will want to know what you
are walking onto. You will have to cover a distance for the ball that is
about twenty seven feet wide. Your side of the court, before being
divided by a net will be about thirty nine feet long. The length of the
court is then divided into three sections that you can use for your
plays. Two of these sections will be closer to the net, and one will be
towards the back of the court. The one that is towards the back is what
you will use in order to serve and to make sure that the ball stays in
Knowing exactly what the layout will be, both with rules as well as the
physical area, you will also want to look into racquet parts that may
come in handy while you are playing the game. The upper part of the
racquet will include strings in the very center of the racquet, which you
will use to hit the ball. The center of this will have a soft spot in
order to control the ball differently. This will be held together by a
beam that is in the outer part of the racquet. The beam often times will
also be more like a frame, making it thicker and heavier, something that
is an advantage to some tennis players. The lower part of the racquet
will include a shaft and grip handle. This combination can help you
figure out exactly how the pieces fit together.
With equipment in hand, rules in mind, and preparation for the court, you
will have the ability to step into the game and give it your best hit.
Knowing the details of the game is one way to assist you in getting to
the next play, and hitting the ball into the right court.