Tennis is a racket game in which a player hits a ball with a racquet, either manually or via a device known as a tennis racquet. Each player uses a specially strung tennis racket to hit an air-filled rubber ball with felt over or on a concrete court and inside a net. Unlike some racket sports, tennis can be both played for fun and for competition, with one player hitting the ball and his opponent hitting theirs. There are three different types of tennis: singles, doubles, and full strength.
The object of the game of tennis is for you to win the most number of matches, usually with a minimum of three, and at the end of the game, the player with the most wins. This is usually a grand slam event, where multiple winners earn the prize. A grand slam is generally held annually and involves multiple participants from various countries. If you enter a match against another player and you do not win, you will not earn points and lose the match. In doubles matches, there are two players who play against each other, and in grand slam matches, there are three players who compete against each other.
Tennis players have several possible moves during a match. They can hit a forehand or backhand to the opposite side of their opponent to hit the ball, or they can hit a serve, which is mainly used to hit the ball farther than any other serve in tennis. They can also return the ball, which requires them to hit the ball again with the same racquet but with a shorter distance. A forehand and backhand serve can be effective when the opponent is far away, as they have more power than a serve aimed at a closer target. However, this move is less common on clay courts, as it can cause the opponent to become frustrated. Finally, a tennis player may try to hit a volley, which is a combination of hitting a forehand and backhand with the same racquet, and will cause the other player to move unpredictably.