Pan American Games

Tennis

Tennis

Tennis

Tennis is a racquet sport that is practiced on a rectangular court of cement, clay or grass, which is divided in the middle by a net. It is played between two players (singles) or between two pairs (doubles). The objective of the game is to hit the ball with the racket, so that it bounces inside the opponent's side without being returned, otherwise the opponent must return the ball after a bounce within the boundary lines on the court.

Some details

Tennis is contested in singles (one player per side) and doubles (two players per side) events and is played on a rectangular court.

At the last Pan Am Games held in Toronto in 2015, Argentina’s tennis team led the standing, after conquering two gold medals.

History

The 18th and early 19th century saw the emergence of racquet sports in England, and in 1877 the world’s oldest tennis tournament, Wimbledon, was first played.

Terminology

Ace: A legal serve that the opposing player fails to touch with his/her racquet.
Advantage: The first point scored after deuce.
Deuce: When the score is tied at 40 and the player/team must get a two-point lead to win.
Love: No score.
Match point: A point that, if won, wins the match.

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