The game of Tennis with dimensions

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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

Which of the following factors can lead to drug addiction?

  • A. Inspiration

  • B. Relaxation purposes

  • C. Curiosity

  • D. Discrimination

  • E. Revenge

  • F. All of the above

Drug addiction is defined as the habitual taking of drugs for different purposes.

  • A. True

  • B. False

Concerning the game of basketball, which of the following is incorrect?

  • A. Only 5 players for each team are allowed to play the game inside the court at any given point in time

  • B. The maximum players each team can have is 12

  • C. Teams can be awarded 1, 2 or 3 point depending on where and how a goal is scored

  • D. The game is played for a duration of 4 periods

  • E. Each game period has a time duration of 8 minutes

  • F. A team in possession of the ball has 24 seconds in an attempt to score or to have a shot towards the basket

Which of the following sport personnel is incorrectly matched to his field.

  • A. Isreal Adesanya - UFC

  • B. Michael Phelps II - Volleyball

  • C. Lewis Hamilton - Formula one

  • D. Tiger Woods - Golf

  • E. Mohammed Ali - Boxing

  • F. LeBron James - Basketball

Which of the following is not a career in physical and health education?

  • A. Sports manager

  • B. Food distributor

  • C. Physical therapist

  • D. Gym trainer

  • E. Professional wrestler

  • F. Golfer



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The sport Tennis (formerly called lawn tennis) is said to have it's origin from France in the 14th century. Tennis was later played in 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.

Tennis Court - Len Academy

Two opposing players (called singles) or a pair of players on each side (called 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.

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.

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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.

Note: 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 three and half 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.


Note: 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, we have legendary players like Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, Martina Hinges, Venus Williams 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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