Whether you admire the Romanian tennis players who make us proud or you may want to relax, launch the challenge to a friend and meet on the field.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket to hit a felt-tipped rubber ball over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to handle the ball in such a way that the opponent cannot play a valid turn. The player who cannot return the ball will not win any points, while the opposing player will win.
Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society and at all ages. The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including people in wheelchairs. The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England, in the late 19th century as lawn tennis. He had close connections with various field games (turf), such as croquet and bowls, and with the older sport of racquetball now called real tennis. For most of the nineteenth century, in fact, the term tennis referred to real tennis, not lawn tennis.
The rules of modern tennis have changed little since the 1890s. There are two exceptions: that from 1908 to 1961, the serving player had to keep one foot on the ground and the adoption of the tiebreak in the 1970s. Recently, a new addition for the professional tennis was the adoption of the electronic review technology, aside with a point-challenge system, which allows a player to challenge of a point, a system known as Hawk-Eye.
Tennis is played by millions of players for leisure and is also a popular sport for spectators around the world. The four Grand Slam tournaments (also called Major) are very popular: the Australian Open is played on hard courts, the French Open on red clay courts, Wimbledon on grass courts and the US Open on hard courts.