World’s Tennis

By team SISU | sisu | 29 Jun 2019

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With the 2017 Wimbledon championship coming to an end, I wanted to write about tennis. The Wimbledon is the oldest of the tennis tournaments. It is amongst three others, the Australian Open, French Open and US Open, making up the prestigious title of Grand Slam. Currently the highest ranked women are Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber, Johanna Konta, Garbine Muguruza and Elina Svitolina. Whereas the highest ranked men are Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Marin Cilic. In addition I learned how there are many more court surfaces than I originally thought, these include acrylic, artificial grass, clay, asphalt, carpet, concrete and others. Also, here are some more interesting and odd facts I have encountered, which not everyone may know about the game; I have read up on some of them in an article on the TennisCanada website:

  • There’s a pineapple on the Wimbledon trophy; it symbolizes wealth.

  • The rules are different at the Wimbledon tournament than the others.

  • Everyone wears white because of the game’s history and regulations.

  • The origin of love is disputed although it is meant to read number 0.

Tennis is a sport that can be played individually or in pairs. Although the rules and professional play may seem difficult at first glance, they are not all too complex. In summary the ball cannot bounce twice in your court and you must hit the ball with your racket over the net and within the opposing court’s boundaries. The only jargon I would advise learning is the difference between an ace and a fault, otherwise the rest can be made up during an intense rally.

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