What are tennis?

  • (noun): A game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court.
    Synonyms: lawn tennis

Tennis

Tennis is a sport usually played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a good return. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all ages. The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including people in wheelchairs.

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Some articles on tennis:

Tennis - In Popular Culture
... David Foster Wallace, an amateur tennis player himself at Urbana High School in Illinois, included tennis in many of his works of nonfiction and fiction ... (2001) features Richie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson), a tennis pro who suffers from depression and has a breakdown on court in front of thousands of fans ... Wimbledon (2004) is a film about a discouraged pro tennis player (Paul Bettany) who meets a young woman on the women's tennis circuit (Kirsten Dunst) who helps him find his drive to go and win ...
Greg Rusedski - Career
1 tennis player ... On 7 April 2007, Rusedski officially retired from tennis after partnering Jamie Murray to a doubles victory over the Netherlands in a Davis Cup match, a result ... Rusedski has stayed involved with professional tennis in his retirement, and currently works for the Lawn Tennis Association as a talent and performance ambassador ...
One Moment In Time - Live Performances
... Open Tennis Championships the Arthur Ashe Stadium Inauguration Ceremonies on August 25, 1997 ... While the past US Open tennis champions appeared on screen, she dedicated the song to the legendary tennis players and about 23,000 audience ...
United States At The 2000 Summer Olympics - Tennis
... For more details on this topic, see Tennis at the 2000 Summer Olympics ... Men Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Rank Michael Chang Singles Lareau (CAN) L 6–7(6–8), 3–6 Did not advance =33 Todd Martin Singles Schüttler (GER) L 2–6, 0–6 Did not advance =33 Vince Spadea Singles Rafter (AUS) L 4–6, 3–6 Did not advance =33 Jeff Tarango Singles Camacho (BOL) W 6–0, 6–1 Zabaleta (ARG) L 2–6, 3–6 Did not advance =17 Alex O'Brien, Jared Palmer Doubles N/A Bye Knowles (BAH) Merklein (BAH) L 2–6, 4–6 Did not advance =9 Women Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Opposition Score Rank Lindsay Davenport Singles Suárez (ARG) W 6–2, 6–2 de los Ríos (PAR) L (walkover) Did not advance =17 Monica Seles Singles Marosi (HUN) W 6–0, 6–1 Oremans (NED) W 6–1, 6–1 Dechy (FRA) W 6–2, 6–3 Van Roost (BEL) W 6–0, 6–2 V ...
Kakinada - Sports
... Tennis is being taught to school and college students by KTA(Kakinada Tennis Academy) at the tennis courts of Rangaraya Medical College A roller skating rink is present at Vivekananda Park for skating ...

Famous quotes containing the word tennis:

    The boneless quality of English conversation, which, so far as I have heard it, is all form and no content. Listening to Britons dining out is like watching people play first-class tennis with imaginary balls.
    Margaret Halsey (b. 1910)

    Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else.
    Joseph Heller (b. 1923)