A Racket and Tennis Balls
If you play and love tennis you should know some strategies.
By Edith Chan
Singles andDoubles Each time you enter a tennis court it should be because you want to have a tennis match or you want to train with your friends or family. If you are having a tennis match with your friends or family and you might want to win but if you want to win you need to know some strategies. Tennis Balls are important
About Singles and Doubles There are specific strategies for Single and Double matches and also for attack and defense. But first of all you need to know what Single and Double matches is. So basically, Single matches is when there are only two tennis player in a court, one
person on a side. And for Double matches is when there are four players in a court, two people on a side.
A tennis court where tennis matches take place
Rackets are important too
SINGLE STRATEGIES The people are having a single match
When you have your first serve, you should focus on increasing the ball’s spinning and try serving powerful serves instead of focusing on the speed because if your serve is powerful and spins then you will put your opponent more focus on defending not attacking. And then you can save your fastest delivery later
like when you have some points in hand or when the points are 40-love and then you serve your fastest delivery, your opponent didn’t catch it then you win the match or round.
Your strength aﬀects your shots Playing tennis could sometimes improve your concentration Playing tennis can also improve your accuracy Speed and Stamina are important in tennis If you disguise your strategies well, you have a chance to win
This is Kim Clijsters who is no.1 both in Singles and Doubles matches
The people are having a Double match
When you have a Double match with your partner, you both need to have good partnership like you both help to cover each others weaknesses. You and your partner both have the ability to play tennis and have different styles, that’s why you and your partner should help each other. Another thing is to not get in each others way during a game because if you do get in each others way then there might be accidents like you or your partner accidentally hit you
This tennis player is giving signals to his partner
or your face with the racket and that isn’t good. “The best double teams players will automatically know what the other’s intention are in the majority situations. While you are developing this sort of rapport you should form the habit of calling or giving each other signals to clarify your own intentions, especially in tight situations at the net.” And also you and your partner should combine both of your tactics and styles together.
You and your partner need to be flexible Combine both of your strategies Create some signals to let each other know what
TENNIS SHOTS This tennis player is getting ready to return the ball
Volley and Groundstroke Volley and Groundstrokes are strokes that are used in tennis. When tennis players uses volley it means that he/she hits a ball before it touches the ground.The purpose of volley is to make your opponent hurry and to return the ball. Groundstrokes are when a tennis player hits the ball after it touches the ground.
The Lob Thereâ€™s another strategy for tennis shots and it is called the lob. Lobbing in tennis means when you hit the ball in a high arc. The lob can sometime break your opponentâ€™s rhythm and that is good. Lobbing is a very effective strategy to use when your plan is to lower your opponentâ€™s stamina, if will work even if your opponent is very fit. This strategy forces your opponent to run around the court and have to hit the ball back.
This tennis player is about to hit a volley
Lexicon Organizer Word & Page #
Part of Speech (noun, verb, adj)
Sentence from book/article
Relevance or importance to topic/time period.
Use the word in a new sentence. (your own!)
[ in sing., with infinitive ] Possession of the means or skill to do something
When you have mastered Skilled in tennis. this ability to bring the baseliner out of the backcourt use passing shots to leave him stranded, hitting the ball beyond his reach with good margin for error and sufficient depth and pace to win the point.
adam has the ability to play tennis.
The quality or state of being correct or precise
A player who prefers to volley than to play groundstrokes,and is strong enough both physically and technically to serve and,immediately,volley with power and accuracy.
Adam has good accuracy.
When a tennis player hits the tennis ball he/she really have to hit it perfectly.
Take aggressive action against (a place or enemy forces) with weapons or armed force, typically in a battle or war
Strategy in a tennis match Attacking is an must promote your own important part of strengths in tennis. attack,counter-attack and defense,while blunting an opponent’s strengths, exposing and exploiting his weaknesses and undermining his morale.
Tennis players need to attack to win points in tennis.
[ With obj. ] Cry out to (someone) in order to summon them or attract their attention
While you are developing Calling is a way to this sort of rapport you communicate with should form the habit of your partner. calling to clarify your own, intentions,especially in tight situations at the net.
Adam is calling Steve to go to where he is.
The action or power of focusing one's attention or mental effort
You may be technically competent to play necessary strokes but introducing them at precisely the right moment in match play requires experience, concentration and considerable nerve.
It is important to concentrate on something that you have to finish.
Tennis players need to concentrate on the ball and their opponent’s movement.
A quadrangular area, either open or covered, marked out for ball games such as tennis or basketball
You always have two alternatives once you have chosen which part of the service court to aim for.
The action of defending from or resisting attack
Strategy in a tennis match Defensing is also must promote your own an important part strengths in of tennis. attack,counter-attack and defense,while blunting an opponent’s strengths, exposing and exploiting his weaknesses and undermining his morale.
Make (something) unrecognizable by altering its appearance, sound, taste, or smell
You must choose your opportunity with care and disguise your intentions well.
A place to play tennis.
My friend and I went to the tennis court to play tennis.
Tennis players need to defense so they won’t lose points.
Disguising plans is Adam disguised his a way to win. plan very well and that’s how he won the match.
(esp. in tennis and badminton) A game or competition involving sides made up of two players
The lob is not only the safest but in its various forms is also one of the most versatile strokes used in the game of doubles.
A tennis match that is played by four people, two on each side.
Adam prefer playing doubles rather than singles.
(of a person) Ready and able to change so as to adapt to different circumstances
The more that you know your opponent’s capabilities the easier it will be for you to select the right strategy, but remember that your own strategy must be flexible.
Tennis player’s strategy need to be flexible because sometimes their strategy won’t work on every opponent.
Tennis players need to be flexible while playing a game because the ball comes in different direction and they have to go hit it back.
A stroke played after the ball has bounced, as opposed to a volley
A player whose groundstrokes are technically sound and is adept at moving in the backcourt along the length of the baseline.
A tennis shot.
Some tennis player prefers hitting groundstrokes rather than volleys.
(Chiefly in tennis) A ball hit in a high arc over an opponent
The closer you get to the net in an attacking serve and volley sequence of play,the more likely your opponent is to lob.
A defensive/ offensive technique.
Adam likes to use the lob in a tennis match.
(in tennis, squash, and some other sports) a score of zero.
By varying the amount and type of spin which you apply,and saving your very fastest delivery for situations when you have points in hand or as a calculated risk when you are love-40 down,your opponent will seldom be able to plan a specific return.
A way to say zero point.
When you hear the judge in a tennis match say “love-15” it means that you have zero points but your opponent has 15 points.
The state of being a partner
Because of the importance of your teamwork,the most
One important thing in Doubles.
Adam and Steve have good partnership so
successful partnerships are those who have played together over many years of competitive play.
they can always win in Doubles matches.
A type of bat with a round or oval frame strung with catgut, nylon, etc., used esp. in tennis, badminton, and squash.
As the ball is served you An important must pivot sideways and tennis equipment. get your racket back before the ball crosses the net.
Adam went to a tennis store and bought a racket.
A strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound.
When your opponent is timing well your penetrating basic drives which bounce to waist level,an effective way of upsetting his rhythm is to introduce a semi-lobbed return.
Adam found a way to break Steve’s rhythm in a tennis match.
(In tennis and other racket sports) Hit the ball or shuttlecock to
Your serves must be deep It’s the way that and accurately placed at all tennis players times, and in addition, start the game. either sufficiently powerful or spun.
A tennis player that keeps repeat returning the ball the same way.
Tennis players serves the ball to start the match.
A hit, stroke, or kick of the ball in sports such as basketball, tennis, or golf
Approach shots are groundstrokes played with the intention of following them towards the net to gain a good volleying position.
There are different tennis shots and if you play tennis you need to know them.
Adam taught Steve some shots that are useful during a tennis match.
a gesture, action, or sound that is used to convey information or instructions, typically by prearrangement between the parties concerned
Signals are useful to indicate poaching and bluffing, as shown opposite.
A way to communicate with your partner.
Adam gave some signals to Steve.
The rate at which someone or something is able to move or operate
The speed at which volleys Tennis players will cross the net in these has to be speedy situations limits the length to return the ball. of such encounters to a few seconds at most, as all players strive to find a gap
Speed is one important thing in tennis.
to play through or force an error. Stamina Pg.217
The ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort
Using the lob allows you take advantage of the depth of your opponent’s court,and so it is an effective weapon to use when your strategy is to sap his stamina.
A tennis match is long so tennis players need stamina.
Tennis is a sport that tests people’s stamina.
The quality or state of being strong, in particular
Strategy in a tennis match Need strength to must promote your own hit a better shot. strengths in attack,counter-attack and defense,while blunting an opponent’s strengths, exposing and exploiting his weaknesses and undermining his morale.
Tennis player’s strength affects their shots.
An action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end
Tactics in tennis are the methods of playing and positioning which you use to secure an objective which is part of your strategic plan.
Tennis players need to have good skills and a good tactic to win.
Good tactics are a way for tennis players to win a tennis match.
(In sports, esp. tennis or soccer) A strike or kick of the ball made before it touches the ground
Following your serve to the A tennis shot. net with the intention of making a winning volley is a major tactic in modern tennis.
Some tennis player prefers hitting volleys rather than groundstrokes.
The state or condition of lacking strength
THe idea of using different formations in doubles play is either to exploit a weakness in the opposition, to block their strengths, to cover up your own weakness or to use your own strengths to the full.
Adam found his opponent’s weakness so he use a strategy and won the game.
If a tennis player found his/her opponent’s weakness then he/she can use different strategies to win.
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