The Sport of Tennis
Alex Hays and Spencer Schlyer
History of Tennis
It was adopted by King Henry VII and King Henry VIII who became avid fans and commanded the building of tennis courts across the country.
Initially tennis balls where made with a wooden center covered with leather.
The game of tennis as we know today in modern times evolved from what it once was when played long ago. Today most courts are outside and played with nylon/rubber balls filled with compressed air.
► The server must serve to alternate side on the baseline
► If first serve fails, second serve must be performed. If second serve fails, a double fault is called and the point is lost
► Points are awarded in scores of 15, 30, and 40. 15=1 pt. 30=2 pt. etc.
►4 points are needed to win, if score is 40 to 40 this is called a deuce
Singles v. Doubles
►Both teams serve/recieve
►Points are scored in the same format
►Both games are started by flipping a coin
►Singles is a 1v1, while, Doubles is 2v2
►Doubles is played on a wider court than Singles
Alley: Extra area of the side court hat is played during doubles
Double Fault: When the server messes up both of his serves
Deuce: When the score of the game reaches 40-40
Ground Stroke: A forehead or backhand stroke after the ball hits the court once
Volley: When the ball is hit before it reaches the ground.