Monday, August 11, 2014


Tennis originated in northern France in the 12th century. It wasn't until the sixteenth century rackets were invented. Before rackets came into place they used their hands to hit the ball. At this time locals were beginning to create a new type of sport called "Tennis". Popularity of this exciting sport grew high in England and France, although this game was only played particularly indoors. Tennis started from a french game called “Jeu De Paume”. A person calledCharles VIII” sadly died in 1948 after hitting his head on a door during a real tennis match.

This game is played in all countries or all over the world. It is normally played with one person on each side of a low, tight tennis net. Sometimes they play with teams of two. Each player uses a tennis racket, and has to strike a hollow rubber ball over the net and onto the opponents court. The ball is only in play for about 20 minutes of an average two-and-a-half-hour tennis court. For single matches, the length of the tennis court is normally 78 feet, and the width is 27 feet.

The objective of the game is to play the ball in a way that the opponent is not able to play a good return. The best way to win is to make them run around. Hitting the ball to the sides makes them tired, but only if you do this repeatedly. As soon as they strike the ball back at you, you get the opportunity to hit it to the side once more. By doing this frequently eventually they’ll get exhausted. Great hand and eye co-ordination is really important. As well as fantastic fitness skills, and good stamina.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Taeshell
    Thats a great summation of tennis with lots of really interesting information and facts about the game, someone who was looking for information and details would pretty much be able to gain most of what they would need to know with that. I like how you didn't include any opinion in your writing you just maintained a focus on the facts and the details about it (which of course was the point of the whole piece of writing!). Is the object to play the ball so that the opponent is not able to play a good return? Or is it to win?
    Mr Webb and Room One, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki, New Zealand.