The Fundamentals of Tennis

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Tennis is a game played with rackets and a light, small ball that is played by two players or two pairs of players on a court divided by a net. Tennis could be played on grass court (lawn tennis), on hard court, or on clay court. To fully gain knowledge of the fundamentals of tennis, one has to learn the essential skills, tennis rules and tennis etiquette.

Learning the essential skills of tennis is very important to any tennis player. There are essentially two principles of tennis, which are keeping the eyes on the ball and moving into shots (moving or running to the ball) when it is in play. Three basic skills will be discussed here.

When a tennis ball is allowed to bounce (once) before being hit, the shot is known as a ground stroke. Ground strokes are the most commonly hit shots amongst players, therefore making it extremely important in any tennis game. Ground strokes should be hit by first turning sideways to face the path of the ball. Racket preparation is important in hitting ground strokes, in order to hit them correctly, the racket should be taken back until it almost points to the fence at the back of the court. The racket is then swung and makes contact with the ball, following thr

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