Few things attract a sports loverís attention as much as two
racquet brandishing players trying to hit a green ball to each
other. Lawn tennis dates back to the 19th century, as a variation
of the medieval game of real tennis. Real tennis developed in
12th century France and gained in popularity all over Europe.
Around the mid-1800s, modern lawn tennis was born in
England. Today, tennis has taken its place among the most
popular individual sports in the world.
There are some basic shots in tennis, which a player modifies as
per the game and his opponent.
The serve indicates the starting of a point.
Considered to be the most graceful of tennis shots, it is also
difficult to master. An unreturned serve is called an Ace.
This may be a basic shot, but is among the most
This is played against the usual motion of the
body. A smart backhand move can change the course of a point.
Shots such as the lob, volley, half volley and the smash are
modifications of basic tennis shots.