is a type of sport in which two players compete in singles matches, or two teams of two players in doubles matches. Each carries a bat for use in hitting a ball over the net for the opponent's area. The number of strikes is not selected, but the result determines the winner
A game of ball and bat whose origins date back to the eleventh century A.D. when the French lerke grew up, known as court tennis, and then it was popular in the French royal circles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and was playing in walled courtyards. The modern game of tennis, it originated in England in 1873.
It is usually practiced outdoors in indoor indoor courts. Rather, he is competing in this game with an elliptical head taut with strings, as he tosses a rubber ball coated with felt. The goal of playing is to score points by sending the ball to the opponent’s area so that he is unable to return it or so that he can return it, but after it touches the ground more than once, or by sending it to the opponent’s area and forcing him to respond in a way that touches the net or falls outside the boundaries of the playing field. The most important thing that distinguishes tennis from other games is that it benefits many parts of the body as well as the compatibility that requires practicing the game between the mind and all the muscles of the body.
Tennis starts with a score of 0 for each player, and when the first point is scored, the score becomes 15 and is called (Love), and after the second point is scored, the balance becomes 30, and after the fourth point the balance becomes 40, and if the two players together reach 40, the result is called a draw (Ad), After that, the player whose points exceed his opponent's points wins two consecutive points in that game, and it is worth noting that in men's matches, the player must win three out of five runs, while in women's matches, two out of three games must be won.
The stadium is 78 feet (23.77 meters) wide, 27 feet (8.2 meters) wide for singles matches and 36 feet (11 meters) for doubles matches. There is a need for additional clear space around the field for players to reach the overrun balls. The grid extends across the full width of the field, parallel to the baselines, and divides it into two equal ends. Anchored by either metal cable or wire no more than 0.8 cm (1 ⁄ 3 in) nets are 3 feet 6 inches (1.07 m) high at the crossbars and 3 feet (0.91 m) at the center.
The tennis ball is rubber, lightweight, yellow in color, round shape, and covered in felt. The ball should have a regular outer shape, be white or yellow, and its sections should be connected without strings, and its diameter ranges between (6.35 cm) and (6.67 cm), and its weight should range between 56.7 grams and 58.5 grams.