What comes into your mind when you hear the word Tennis? Flexibility? Balance? Speed? Fitness? Power? Maria Sharapova? Rafael Nadal? Well lawn tennis is more than that. Lawn tennis will enhance your power, especially on the upper part of your body which is the shoulders. Your speed when you are about to catch the ball from right to left, up and down. It will also build your flexibility to help you move easily and gracefully. It will also improve your fitness and it is a great way of bonding and spending time with your friends and most especially with your family.
Lawn tennis was first played on the lawns of Victorian England. Nowadays lawn tennis is reigning all over the planet it is one of the most played sports in the world. Maria Sharapova is well known because of her amazing skill in playing lawn tennis, many lawn tennis players admires her and want to be like her.
There are some people who are blessed to have talent in lawn tennis they didn’t need to practice often because they was born that way. While some people want to be a good tennis player and they did not know how, well everything takes process and everything takes time. To be good in playing lawn tennis you must first know how to love the game. If you want to be a good lawn tennis player you must start to discipline yourself.
What to do when playing Lawn Tennis?
You need to do some sacrifices like minimizing your food intake. Prevention of alcoholic drinks and smoking to have a good health and a good life. You need to become a role model. You need to practice often to improve your skills every day. The equipment needed on this is racket or racquet it is heavier than a badminton racket and it has a bigger face. In badminton we use shuttle but in lawn tennis we use a ball that looks like a ball in softball but mostly it is yellow in color. Before playing lawn tennis you must know first the rules for you to prevent mistakes.
You also need to have your own strategy in playing so that you have your own unique way. You must also master the scoring in tennis it is hard at first but eventually you will know it. Tennis is made up of games, sets, and matches. You also need to master the court. It has two sides separated by a net in the middle. Each court has a right service box and a left service box. The goal of the server is to serve the ball into the service box on the opposite side of his or her opponent’s team. In serving you must be on the right position and control your power to prevent the ball from falling outside the court. Lawn tennis is not that easy. It has many rules to follow and many strokes to learn but if you are really willing and dedicated you will love playing this game.
Although not all schools and universities are offering lawn tennis as part of the physical education subject, you and your friends can play on sports hub or on some club house who has available court for lawn tennis. Even though lawn tennis started in England it also reigns in Asian countries and of course all over the world. Whether you win or not you must play again because lawn tennis has many fans as we all know so we must continue the legacy of the well-known sport. In times if loosing don’t lose hope because no one loses it is either we win or we learn, it’s better to win but it is also good if sometimes we learn we need to feel the two sides of life once in a while.