Learn the Sport to Play the Game!
Tennis is a very popular sport in many places around the world and enjoys a history in some form dating back about 800 or 900 years. People play this game with a racket, a small ball and a net on a court usually composed of asphalt, grass or clay. One player opposes another on the other side of the net, or two players oppose two others on the opposite side. The object of the game is to hit the ball into the opponent's court in such a way that the opponent cannot return it.
Tennis is a game that one can learn as a young child and play all through life, even into the senior adult years. Although high school teams, college teams and professional tennis are strong in popularity, the real beauty of the game lies in the fact that it is a game that people of all ages can play. The equipment is relatively inexpensive, and tennis courts are usually available in every community.
Tennis is a fun, fairly fast-paced game that can prove great exercise, as well. The media coverage of the Grand Slam tournaments, which include Wimbledon, the US Open, the Australian Open and the French Open, definitely helps to increase the popularity of the game, as has the emergence of so many well-known names in the world of tennis. Whether one is a spectator, a player or a little of both, tennis represents good entertainment for many and certainly withstands the test of time.