Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).

Description and How to Do It

Players use a tennis racket to hit a ball over a net into the opponent’s court. The objective is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to return a valid shot. Points are scored when the opponent fails to return the ball within the prescribed dimensions of the court.


  • Physical Fitness: Improves overall body conditioning, including cardiovascular health.
  • Hand-Eye Coordination: Enhances fine motor skills and reaction times.
  • Mental Focus: Develops strategic thinking and mental resilience.
  • Flexibility and Agility: Increases agility and flexibility.

Best Age to Start

Kids can start playing tennis from the age of 5 or 6.


  • Websites: ATP and WTA websites for professional tours and tips.
  • YouTube: Essential Tennis for instructional videos.
  • Movies/Documentaries: “Wimbledon” (film), “Strokes of Genius” (documentary).
  • Books: “Winning Ugly” by Brad Gilbert (available on Amazon).

Equipment and Costs

  • Tennis Racket: $25-$200.
  • Tennis Balls: $2-$15 per can.
  • Athletic Clothing: $20-$60.
  • Tennis Shoes: $50-$150.
  • Court Fees (if applicable): $10-$30 per hour.
  • Weekly/Monthly Cost: Lessons or club fees, around $40-$200 monthly.
  • Membership Fees: Club dependent, approximately $100-$600 annually.

Starting Tips

  • Begin with basic strokes, including forehand, backhand, serve, and volley.
  • Play regularly to improve consistency and match-play skills.
  • Watch tennis matches to understand strategy and technique.

Recommended Practice Frequency

Practice 3-5 times a week, with additional match play.

Requirements/Tasks for Mastery

  • Master advanced techniques and strategies.
  • Compete in tournaments and higher-level competitions.
  • Show consistent high performance and sportsmanship.

Famous Tennis Players

  • Serena Williams
  • Roger Federer


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