Tennis is a racket game, which is usually played between two competing teams of two individuals each. Each individual player possesses a specially strung tennis racket, which is swung by a single handed player using a tennis racquet. The object of the game is to defeat the opponent by first striking the other player’s ball and then retrieving it from the net after knocking the ball out of the net. Another variation of this game is known as tennis serve, wherein the serve is the principal weapon used in the game. The serve can also be referred to as forehand serve or backhand serve in the English version of the game. While a forehand serve resembles a baseball bat swing, a backhand serve is typically more powerful than a forehand one.
Tennis is an ideal sport for people of all ages, being physically strenuous without causing too much strain on the joints and muscles. In fact, the sport can be enjoyed by people of any age group, even toddlers who are extremely active during their early years. It is important to note that tennis is not a game that can be easily explained to a child. This sport requires a great deal of mental and physical agility and flexibility, as well as a good eye for detail and rhythm. For children who are still young, it is recommended that they start playing tennis at a very young age, so that they have an easier time understanding the game and what is expected of them.
One interesting variation of the game is what is known as the no deuce rule. First, the player who first hits the ball on the baseline in the first point of the game will be declared the winner. Following any changes in protocol, which may occur due to injuries, the winning player can either press “one” or “two” to indicate a point that has already been won. This is also done when a winner has to be declared and the game is being played to even the score. If a winner still cannot be declared, then the game is being played to a draw and the match will continue to a next point. The no deuce rule is also used to prevent one team from overwhelming the other team with multiple victories.