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Tennis: The game of tennis with dimensions

len Alfred Ajibola - Sat, 23rd March, 2019 @ 2:29 PM

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The following are postural defects except _____.

  • A. Joint Legs

  • B. Forward Head Posture

  • C. Flatfoot

  • D. Genu Valgum

  • E. Uneven Shoulders

  • F. Bowlegs

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The above image (protruding abdomen) is not a postural defect.

  • A. True

  • B. False

The tennis grand slam tournament played on a grass court is the _____.

  • A. US Open

  • B. Australian Open

  • C. Wimbledon

  • D. French Open

  • E. Italian Open

  • F. English Open

Which of the following sport personnels isn't a notable female tennis player? (The firstname had been abbreviated in the options below).

  • A. S. Tsitsipas
  • B. M. Navratilova

  • C. M. Hinges

  • D. M. Sharapova

  • E. V. Williams

  • F. N. Osaka

Which of the following isn't a measure to prevent domestic accidents?

  • A. Alertness and use of common sense when doing things

  • B. Drugs should be kept of out reach of children

  • C. All electrical issues should be fixed by parents only

  • D. Living rooms, rest rooms, stores, bathrooms and kitchen should be properly lighted

  • E. Babies should be closely monitored by parents

  • F. Families should be oriented on the basic home safety rules

Which of the following is false concerning domestic accidents?

  • A. They are preventable

  • B. They always occur inside our homes

  • C. They occur within our environment

  • D. Food can lead to domestic accidents

  • E. Carelessness is a major cause of domestic accidents

  • F. According to reports, it is considered as one of the 4 major causes of death around the world

Which of the following is not an effect of pollution?

  • A. Contamination of food by disease vectors

  • B. Eutrophication

  • C. Formation of acid rain

  • D. Afforestation

  • E. Global warming

  • F. Demise of aquatic flora and fauna

The process of contaminating the atmosphere by introducing harmful and toxic substances into it is termed _____.

  • A. Pollution

  • B. Wind Pollution

  • C. Air pollution

  • D. Lithospheric pollution

  • E. Hydrospheric pollution

  • F. Breeze pollution


Tennis:

The game of tennis (formerly called lawn tennis) is said to have it's origin from France in the 14th century. Tennis was later played in America (USA) during the 19th century. Still within the 19th century, the game was further developed in England.

Tennis is played on a rectangular court with a net dividing it into two equal halves. It is shown in the image below:

Tennis Court - Len Academy


Two opposing players (called singles) or a pair of players on each side (termed doubles) play the game of tennis.

When played by a pair of players (doubles), the doubles may be mixed on either side (that is, a teammate comprising of a male and a female).

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To play the game of tennis, the players make use of an oval shaped racket with a tightly crossed strings to strike a small round ball of fixed weight and size.

Tennis Racket and Ball - Len Academy


The player holds the racket on it's handle, enabling them to have a firm grip; while also attempting to tactically hit the ball over the net, into the playing margins of the opponent's landing half.

Note: A player gets point whenever the opponent fail to properly and correctly return the ball within the prescribed dimensions of the court.

The surface of the court on which tennis is played can be either clay, grass, carpet or hard surface, depending on the tournament. As an instance, the Australian and US Open grand slam tournaments are played on hard surfaces (or hard courts) while the French Open and Wimbledon grand slam tournaments are popularly played on clay and grass respectively.

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Dimensions of a tennis court

Dimensions of the Tennis Court - Len Academy

The size of the court may vary slightly depending on it's surface, but generally, it's full length is 78 feet while it's width is 27 feet. The length on either half of the court (separated by a net in it's center) is 39 feet.

Understand that there are free spaces around the aformentioned specified court dimensions. These spaces enable the players to move and run while attempting to return the ball.

 

Dimensions of the Net

The net is rigid and suspended by a metal cable with an height of 0.847cm on each sides.

The net runs across the center of the court, dividing it into two equal halves.

Tennis Court and Net - Len Academy

The tennis net measures 39 feet in width and has a height of 3 feet (for singles) and 3.5 feet (for doubles).

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Dimensions of Tennis Racket

The dimensions of a tennis racket may vary but the maximum length of the tennis racket, including it's handle is 73.7cm. The overall width must not exceed 31.7cm.

The surface of the racket used in hitting the ball (that is; it's crossed strings) should not exceed 39.4cm in length and 29.2cm in width.

 

Some notable players is the male category of this beautiful game (tennis) include Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Andre Agassi.

In the female category, some legendary players include Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, Martina Hinges and Maria Sharapova.


The four grand slam tennis tournaments are:

  1. Australian Open
  2. US Open
  3. Wimbledon
  4. French Open

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