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Tennis
US Open 2007, Maria Sharapova serving.jpg
The US Open is a prestigious Grand Slam tournament.
Highest governing body International Tennis Federation
First played 19th century
Characteristics
Contact No
Team members Single or doubles
Categorization Racquet sport
Equipment Tennis ball, tennis racquet
Olympic 1896-1924, 1988-present
.Tennis is a sport usually played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
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^ This modern game posseses few players of exceptional talent and the disparity between the top two (Federer and Nadal) and the rest is too large.
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^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt past a net into the opponent's court.
The modern game of tennis originated in the United Kingdom in the late 19th century as "lawn tennis" which has heavy connections to various field/lawn games as well as to the ancient game of real tennis. After its creation, tennis spread throughout the upper-class English-speaking population before spreading around the world[1]. .Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all ages.^ I expect all of our student-athletes to be great in the classroom, as well as on the playing surface of their respective sport.
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^ JOHN ROBERTS, CNN ANCHOR: Larry, I played tennis in high school, but nothing on that level.
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The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including people in wheelchairs.
The rules of tennis have not changed much since the 1890s. Two exceptions are that from 1908 to 1960 the server had to keep one foot on the ground at all times, and then the adoption of the tie-break in the 1970s. .A recent addition to professional tennis has been the adoption of electronic review technology coupled with a point challenge system, which allows a player to challenge the line (or chair) umpire's call of a point.^ University of Arkansas - Fort Smith tennis players won the recent Fort Smith City Doubles Championships and the Mixed Doubles Championships at Fort Smith Athletic Club.
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.Tennis enjoys millions of recreational players and is also a hugely popular worldwide spectator sport, especially the four Grand Slam tournaments (also referred to as the "Majors"): the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.^ What a great pleasure to have Andre Agassi with us, the tennis superstar, winner of eight grand slam titles, 60 career singles titles, retired from the game last Sunday with an emotional farewell at the U.S. Open in New York ending an extraordinary 21-year career.
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^ UA Fort Smith currently competes in four mens sports basketball, baseball, golf and tennis and four womens sports volleyball, basketball, golf and tennis.
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^ She will play in the Australian Open Series Sydney International Tennis Tournament in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

Contents

History

.Harry Gem and his friend Augurio Perera developed a game that combined elements of rackets and the Basque ball game pelota, which they played on Perera's croquet lawn in Birmingham, United Kingdom.^ If he played with the same racket that Andre did in his career, I think Connors, with his ability to take the ball on the rise and wail on it, could make you think twice.
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^ KING: Does it still come with you, like when you get on the court, you're just knocking the ball around and then you start to play a game.
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[2][3] In 1872, along with two local doctors, they founded the world's first tennis club in Leamington Spa.[4] .The Courier of July 23, 1884 recorded one of the first tennis tournaments, held in the grounds of Shrubland Hall.^ The sophomore is the first Lady Lions tennis player to win a championship of any kind at the national tournament.
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^ Wilander, a Hall of Fame player himself, has said that no one has done more for tennis than Andre.
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[5]
.In December 1873, Major Walter Clopton Wingfield designed and patented a similar game — which he called sphairistike (Greek: σφάίρίστική, from ancient Greek meaning "skill at playing at ball"), and was soon known simply as "sticky" — for the amusement of his guests at a garden party on his estate of Nantclwyd, in Llanelidan, Wales.^ KING: Does it still come with you, like when you get on the court, you're just knocking the ball around and then you start to play a game.
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[6] He likely based his game on the evolving sport of outdoor tennis including real tennis. According to some tennis historians, modern tennis terminology also derives from this period, as Wingfield borrowed both the name and much of the French vocabulary of real tennis and applied them to his new game.[citation needed]
Lawn tennis in the U.S., 1887
The first championships at Wimbledon in London were played in 1877.[7] The first Championships culminated a significant debate on how to standardize the rules.
In America in 1874 Mary Ewing Outerbridge, a young socialite, returned from Bermuda where she met Major Wingfield. .She laid out a tennis court at the Staten Island Cricket Club in New Brighton Staten Island, New York.^ When I look out that window and I see him down there on the tennis court and I see him out there in the hot Vegas sun hitting tennis balls I realize that he's not pushy.
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^ He will do that right now out of New York, John.
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^ Had he won just one time in Australia or New York, or not burned out at age 26, we would probably have him there as well.
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The exact location of the club was under what is now the Staten Island Ferry terminal. .The first American National tournament in 1880 was played there.^ The Lions will begin play in their national tournament on Monday at Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas.
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^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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^ He advanced to the Sweet 16 of singles play in the NJCAA national tournament this past May, and he and Vilarinho advanced to the second round of doubles play.
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An Englishman named O.E Woodhouse won the singles match. .There was also a doubles match which was won by a local pair.^ UA Fort Smith won two of its three doubles matches against Harding.
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^ Terrell and Tabler beat the Bison tandem of Brett Hoch and Aldo Campos 8-3 in a lopsided match as the Lions won two of the three doubles matches.
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There were different rules at each club. .The ball in Boston was larger than the one normally used in NY. On May 21, 1881, the United States National Lawn Tennis Association (now the United States Tennis Association) was formed to standardize the rules and organize competitions.^ Welcome to TennisLink - the United States Tennis Association online support for USA TennisLink Tournaments.
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^ One of the guys who was in my group was like I feel really good that I used a Saturday to help people, said UA Fort Smith tennis player Cameron Terrell, who helped organize the food drive.
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^ Wilander, a Hall of Fame player himself, has said that no one has done more for tennis than Andre.
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[8] .The U.S. National Men's Singles Championship, now the US Open, was first held in 1881 at Newport, Rhode Island.^ MEN Singles First Round Flight 2 Daniel Moser, OBU, def.
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^ Men's Open Singles .
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^ The sophomore is the first Lady Lions tennis player to win a championship of any kind at the national tournament.
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[9] .The U.S. National Women's Singles Championships were first held in 1887.[10] Tennis was also popular in France, where the French Open dates to 1891.[11] Thus, Wimbledon, the US Open, the French Open, and the Australian Open (dating to 1905) became and have remained the most prestigious events in tennis.^ Three University of Arkansas - Fort Smith singles tennis players kept their bid for a consolation championship alive with quarterfinal wins on Tuesday afternoon in the NJCAA national tournament at Randolph Tennis Center in Tucson, Ariz.
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^ The sophomore is the first Lady Lions tennis player to win a championship of any kind at the national tournament.
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^ Todd, UA Fort Smith, 7-6, 4-6, 12-10 WOMEN Doubles First Round Shannon Franz and Brittney Laner, Cowley County, def.
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[7][12] .Together these four events are called the Majors or Slams (a term borrowed from bridge rather than baseball).^ McEnroe’s heroics (and bad-boy antics) in winning four U.S. Opens from 1979-1984 made him a legend at America’s Grand Slam event.
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[13]
.The comprehensive International Lawn Tennis Federation, now known as the International Tennis Federation, rules promulgated in 1924 have remained remarkably stable in the ensuing eighty years, the one major change being the addition of the tie-break system designed by James Van Alen.^ Echizen Ryoma just joined the Seishun Gakuen Middle School tennis team, which is known for being one of the most competitive teams in Japan.
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^ Says: September 2nd, 2008 at 7:41 am roger federer the best ever tennis player in the history of tennis.he will remain the best now and for ever.
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^ Personally, I’d have Sampras at number one for his record of Major victories and Agassi at number two as being the only man to have won all of the Majors on different surfaces.
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[14] That same year, tennis withdrew from the Olympics after the 1924 Games but returned 60 years later as a 21-and-under demonstration event in 1984. This reinstatement was credited by the efforts by the then ITF President Philippe Chatrier, ITF General Secretary David Gray and ITF Vice President Pablo Llorens, and support from IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch. The success of the event was overwhelming and the IOC decided to reintroduce tennis as a full medal sport at Seoul in 1988.
The Davis Cup, an annual competition between men's national teams, dates to 1900.[15] The analogous competition for women's national teams, the Fed Cup, was founded as the Federation Cup in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ITF.[16]
.In 1926, promoter C.C. Pyle established the first professional tennis tour with a group of American and French tennis players playing exhibition matches to paying audiences.^ The sophomore is the first Lady Lions tennis player to win a championship of any kind at the national tournament.
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^ The teams play home matches and practice at Creekmore Tennis Center, which is located at 3303 South M Street in Fort Smith.
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^ After losing her first round match in winners bracket play, Kenzie McCullough of Henryetta, Okla., won four consecutive matches to capture the No.
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[12][17] The most notable of these early professionals were the American Vinnie Richards and the Frenchwoman Suzanne Lenglen.[12][18] .Once a player turned pro he or she could not compete in the major (amateur) tournaments.^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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^ And ROSEWALL won the US title 4 times - once as an amateur, twice as a pro and once in open comp (and didn’t bother to defend his title the next year!
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[12]
.In 1968, commercial pressures and rumors of some amateurs taking money under the table led to the abandonment of this distinction, inaugurating the open era, in which all players could compete in all tournaments, and top players were able to make their living from tennis.^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
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^ But, I would say when I was four years old and I was at the Alan King Tennis Tournament and I was hitting with all the pros that would come to town.
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^ I only created a profile so that I could defend one of the greatest tennis players to have ever lived.
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[19] .With the beginning of the open era, the establishment of an international professional tennis circuit, and revenues from the sale of television rights, tennis's popularity has spread worldwide, and the sport has shed its upper/middle-class English-speaking image[20] (although it is acknowledged that this stereotype still exists).^ Obviously someone doesn’t know much about there tennis and the “open” era.
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[20][21][22]
.In 1954, Van Alen founded the International Tennis Hall of Fame, a non-profit museum in Newport, Rhode Island.^ Wilander, a Hall of Fame player himself, has said that no one has done more for tennis than Andre.
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[23] .The building contains a large collection of tennis memorabilia as well as a hall of fame honoring prominent members and tennis players from all over the world.^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
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^ Only a true tennis fan, who has all these players as his favorites, can truly rank them.
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^ Two University of Arkansas - Fort Smith players and two teams recently earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors for their performances in the classroom this past year.
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.Each year, a grass-court tournament and an induction ceremony honoring new Hall of Fame members are hosted on its grounds.^ Athletic Department Staff News UA Fort Smith Hall of Fame Nomination Form UA Fort Smith Athletic Club Fitness Center .
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Equipment

Part of the appeal of tennis stems from the simplicity of equipment required for play. Beginners need only a racquet and balls.

Racquets

The tennis racquet comprises a handle and neck joining a roughly circular frame that holds an array of tightly pulled strings. For the first century of the modern game, racquets were of wood and of standard size, and strings were of animal gut. Laminated wood construction yielded more strength in racquets used through most of the 20th century until first metal and then composites of carbon graphite, ceramics, and lighter metals such as titanium were introduced. These stronger materials enabled the production of oversized rackets that yielded yet more power. Meanwhile technology led to the use of synthetic strings that match the feel of gut yet with added durability.

Balls

Tennis balls are of hollow rubber with a felt coating. Traditionally white, the predominant color was gradually changed to Optic Yellow in the latter part of the twentieth century to allow for improved visibility.

Miscellaneous

Advanced players improve their performance through a number of accoutrements. Vibration dampers may be interlaced in the proximal part of the string array for improved feel. Racket handles may be customized with absorbent materials to improve the players' grip. Players often use sweat bands on their wrists to keep their hands dry as well. .Finally, although the game can be played in a variety of shoes, specialized tennis shoes have wide, flat soles for stability and a built-up front structure to avoid excess wear.^ After tennis went Open in’68, Roy even offered to retire from playing to help coach the injured Hoad back to the top of his game.
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^ (VIDEO CLIP OF AGASSI PLAYING TENNIS) (COMMERCIAL BREAK) KING: Back with Andre Agassi who wears a rather special neck -- what do we call that?
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Playing Manner

For individual terms see: Glossary of tennis

Court

The dimensions of a tennis court.
.Tennis is played on a rectangular, flat surface, usually grass, clay, a hardcourt of concrete and/or asphalt and occasionally carpet (indoor).^ Connors also played for so long that he won the Open on three surfances: clay, grass and hard courts.
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.The court is 78 feet (23.77 m) long, and 27 feet (8.23 m) wide for singles matches and 36 ft (10.97 m) for doubles matches.^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ She was 9-1 in singles and 10-0 in doubles during her senior season at Flower Mound.
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^ Tabler, a 5-10 freshman, played singles and doubles for Bentonville High Schools state runner-up team.
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[24] .Additional clear space around the court is required in order for players to reach overrun balls.^ KING: Does it still come with you, like when you get on the court, you're just knocking the ball around and then you start to play a game.
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.A net is stretched across the full width of the court, parallel with the baselines, dividing it into two equal ends.^ I still think, if you put the two on the court, all things being equal, Pete would eek out a win.
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The net is 3 feet 6 inches (1.07 m) high at the posts and 3 feet (91.4 cm) high in the center.[24]
.The modern tennis court owes its design to Major Walter Clopton Wingfield who, in 1873, patented a court much the same as the current one for his stické tennis (sphairistike).^ Besides Rafael Nadal, who isn’t on the same level as Agassi, which current players can give Federer a run for his money?
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This template was modified in 1875 to the court design that exists today, with markings similar to Wingfield's version, but with the hourglass shape of his court changed to a rectangle.[25]

Lines

The lines that delineate the width of the court are called the baseline (farthest back) and the service line (middle of the court). The short mark in the center of each baseline is referred to as either the hash mark or the center mark. The outermost lines that make up the length are called the doubles sidelines. These are the boundaries used when doubles is being played. .The lines to the inside of the doubles sidelines are the singles sidelines and are used as boundaries in singles play.^ He was undefeated in doubles play and was 17-2 in singles play.
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^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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^ Because of inclement weather, the tennis matches were played at Fort Smith Athletic Club instead of Creekmore Tennis Center and the pro-set scoring method was used for both singles and doubles matches.
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.The area between a doubles sideline and the nearest singles sideline is called the doubles alley, which is considered playable in doubles play.^ I play a sport called handball and my inspiration comes from watching my dad and my mom play for many, many, many years and my dad winning a trophy in doubles.
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The line that runs across the center of a player's side of the court is called the service line because the serve must be delivered into the area between the service line and the net on the receiving side. Despite its name, this is not where a player legally stands when making a serve.[26] The line dividing the service line in two is called the center line or center service line. The boxes this center line creates are called the service boxes; depending on a player's position, he will have to hit the ball into one of these when serving.[27] .A ball is out only if none of it has hit the line or the area inside the lines upon its first bounce.^ When I look out that window and I see him down there on the tennis court and I see him out there in the hot Vegas sun hitting tennis balls I realize that he's not pushy.
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All the lines are required to be between 1 and 2 inches (51 mm) in width. The baseline can be up to 4 inches (100 mm) wide if so desired.[26]

Play of a single point

Two players before a serve.
The players (or teams) start on opposite sides of the net. One player is designated the server, and the opposing player is the receiver. .Service alternates game by game between the two players (or teams.^ This modern game posseses few players of exceptional talent and the disparity between the top two (Federer and Nadal) and the rest is too large.
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^ Two University of Arkansas - Fort Smith players and two teams recently earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors for their performances in the classroom this past year.
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^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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) For each point, the server starts behind his baseline, between the center mark and the sideline. The receiver may start anywhere on their side of the net. When the receiver is ready, the server will serve, although the receiver must play to the pace of the server.
In a legal service, the ball travels past the net (without touching it) and into the diagonally opposite service box. If the ball hits the net but lands in the service box, this is a let or net service, which is void, and the server gets to retake that serve. The player can serve any number of let services in a point and they are always treated as voids and not as faults. A fault is a serve that falls long or wide of the service box, or does not clear the net. .There is also a "foot fault", which occurs when a player's foot touches the baseline or an extension of the center mark[28] before the ball is hit.^ When I look out that window and I see him down there on the tennis court and I see him out there in the hot Vegas sun hitting tennis balls I realize that he's not pushy.
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^ Eastern, just minutes before the first plane hit the World Trade Center.
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.If the second service is also faulty, this is a double fault, and the receiver wins the point.^ How many times do you remember him making an incredible SECOND serve down break point or double break point in a crucial moment of a big match?
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However, if the serve is in, it is considered a legal service.
A legal service starts a rally, in which the players alternate hitting the ball across the net. .A legal return consists of the player or team hitting the ball exactly once before it has bounced twice or hit any fixtures except the net, provided that it still falls in the server's court.^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
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^ This 2010 mens team returns its top six players and has added three freshman, one redshirt and one former player to the roster.
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^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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The ball then travels back past the net and bounces in the court on the opposite side. .The first player or team to fail to make a legal return loses the point.^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
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^ The 2010 womens team returns five of its top six players and has added three promising freshmen and one redshirt.
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^ You see, only two mens players and two womens players return from teams that finished seventh and 23rd, respectively, in the national tournament this past spring.
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Scoring

A tennis match is determined through the best of 3 or 5 sets. .Typically for both men's and women's matches, the first player to win two sets wins the match.^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ Pillar, whos from Fort Smith, has been assistant coach for both the womens and mens teams the past two seasons.
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^ The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith mens tennis team took advantage of its first-round draws in doubles play by winning two of three second-round matches on Tuesday during the NJCAA national tournament at Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas.
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.At certain important tennis tournaments for men, including all four Grand Slam tournaments and the final of the Olympic Games, the first man to win three sets wins the match.^ So far Azarenka has been taken to three sets in all her three matches at the tournament.

^ Ryoma has proven his skills by winning four straight American junior tournament titles.
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^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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[29] A set consists of games, and games, in turn, consist of points.
.A game consists of a sequence of points played with the same player serving.^ Connors-People say Andre has the best return of serve in the history of the game, but I put that with a huge asterisk next to it…Jimmy Connors played much of his career with the same old school racket and still had a blistering return of serve.
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^ I often wonder how all the players in history would play in todays modern game.
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.A game is won by the first player to have won at least four points in total and at least two points more than the opponent.^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ After losing her first round match in winners bracket play, Kenzie McCullough of Henryetta, Okla., won four consecutive matches to capture the No.
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The running score of each game is described in a manner peculiar to tennis: scores from zero to three points are described as "love", "fifteen", "thirty", and "forty" respectively. (See the main article Tennis score for the origin of these words as used in tennis.) .If at least three points have been scored by each player, and the scores are equal, the score is "deuce". If at least three points have been scored by each side and a player has one more point than his opponent, the score of the game is "advantage" for the player in the lead.^ As the best player over the course of a decade, competitors always raised their games against him, yet he found a way to muster a big return on break point, an outstretched volley to save a point, or one more booming serve down the middle.
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^ This 2010 mens team returns its top six players and has added three freshman, one redshirt and one former player to the roster.
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^ KING: Are most players better at one than the other?
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During informal games, "advantage" can also be called "ad in" or "ad out", depending on whether the serving player or receiving player is ahead, respectively.
In tournament play, the chair umpire calls the point count (e.g., "fifteen-love") after each point. .The score of a tennis match during play is always read with the serving player's score first.^ UA Fort Smith went 3-2 in singles play during Mondays first round at Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas.
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^ The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith mens tennis team took advantage of its first-round draws in doubles play by winning two of three second-round matches on Tuesday during the NJCAA national tournament at Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas.
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^ Because of inclement weather, the tennis matches were played at Fort Smith Athletic Club instead of Creekmore Tennis Center and the pro-set scoring method was used for both singles and doubles matches.
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.After a match, the score is always read with the winning player's score first.^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ The sophomore is the first Lady Lions tennis player to win a championship of any kind at the national tournament.
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At the end of a game, the chair umpire also announces the winner of the game and the overall score.
.A game point occurs in tennis whenever the player who is in the lead in the game needs only one more point to win the game.^ As the best player over the course of a decade, competitors always raised their games against him, yet he found a way to muster a big return on break point, an outstretched volley to save a point, or one more booming serve down the middle.
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^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ Only a true tennis fan, who has all these players as his favorites, can truly rank them.
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The terminology is extended to sets (set point), matches (match point), and even championships (championship point). For example, if the player who is serving has a score of 40-love, the player has a triple game point (triple set point, etc.) as the player has three consecutive chances to win the game. .Game points, set points, and match points are not part of official scoring and are not announced by the chair umpire in tournament play.^ After spending the early part of the fall term scrimmaging against each other, Huckelburys Lions and Lady Lions are ready to finally play some matches against another team.
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^ Because of inclement weather, the tennis matches were played at Fort Smith Athletic Club instead of Creekmore Tennis Center and the pro-set scoring method was used for both singles and doubles matches.
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^ The Lady Lions scored 15 points during the tournament, which Huckelbury said would likely put them at 13th or 14th once the tournament is completed.
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A break point occurs if the receiver, not the server, has a game point. Break points are of particular importance because serving is generally advantageous. .A receiver who has two (score of 15-40) or three (score of love-40) consecutive chances to win the game has double break point or triple break point, respectively.^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ The Lady Lions scored 15 points during the tournament, which Huckelbury said would likely put them at 13th or 14th once the tournament is completed.
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^ Against Oklahoma Wesleyan, the Lions dominated from the start, winning all three doubles matches.
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A set consists of a sequence of games played with service alternating between games, ending when the count of games won meets certain criteria. .Typically, a player wins a set by winning at least six games and at least two games more than the opponent.^ Federer is the more complete player of the two.
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^ This modern game posseses few players of exceptional talent and the disparity between the top two (Federer and Nadal) and the rest is too large.
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^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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.If one player has won six games and the opponent five, an additional game is played.^ I often wonder how all the players in history would play in todays modern game.
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^ The 2010 womens team returns five of its top six players and has added three promising freshmen and one redshirt.
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^ Lady Lions won five of the six singles matches.
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.If the leading player wins that game, the player wins the set 7–5. If the trailing player wins the game, a tie-break is played.^ His success can be attributed to a relentless work ethic, a scientific approach to preparing for and playing the game, and unwavering desire to win every time out.
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^ A power player in a finesse game, he outworked and overwhelemed adversaries on the way to 94 career wins.
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^ After losing the first set, which lasted about 1 hours, Olsen, whos from Hamilton, New Zealand, took an early two-break lead in the second set and held on to win and force a tiebreaker.
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.A tie-break, played under a separate set of rules, allows one player to win one more game and thus the set, to give a final set score of 7–6. Only in the final sets of matches at the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, the Olympic Games, Davis Cup, and Fed Cup are tie-breaks not played.^ Of the four, only Wilander won the French Open and failed to win Wimbledon.
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^ French opens and 5 Wimbledon titles.
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^ His success can be attributed to a relentless work ethic, a scientific approach to preparing for and playing the game, and unwavering desire to win every time out.
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.In these cases, sets are played indefinitely until one player has a two-game lead.^ This modern game posseses few players of exceptional talent and the disparity between the top two (Federer and Nadal) and the rest is too large.
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^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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A "love" set means that the loser of the set won zero games. .In tournament play, the chair umpire announces the winner of the set and the overall score.^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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.In tournament play, the chair umpire announces the end of the match with the well-known phrase "Game, set, match" followed by the winning person's or team's name.^ With his skills, Ryoma challenges a rule of Seishun Gakuen that freshmen don't represent the team to play in tournaments until summer.
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^ The 2009 team has the most wins in school history with 16 dual match victories.
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^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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Rules variations

Variations
Name Description
No-ad The first player or doubles team to win four points wins the game, regardless of whether the player or team is ahead by two points. When the game score reaches three points each, the receiver chooses which side of the court (advantage court or deuce court) the service is to be delivered on the seventh and game-deciding point.
Pro set Instead of playing multiple sets, players may play one "pro set". A pro set is first to 8 (or 10) games by a margin of two games, instead of first to 6 games. A 12-point tie-break is usually played when the score is 8-8 (or 10-10). These are often played with no-ad scoring.
Match tiebreak This is sometimes played instead of a third set. This is played like a regular tiebreak, but the winner must win ten points instead of seven. Match tiebreaks are used in the .Hopman Cup for mixed doubles, on the ATP and WTA tours for doubles and as a player's choice in USTA league play.^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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^ University of Arkansas - Fort Smith tennis players won the recent Fort Smith City Doubles Championships and the Mixed Doubles Championships at Fort Smith Athletic Club.
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Another, however informal, tennis format is called Canadian doubles. .This involves three players, with one person playing a doubles team.^ The 2010 womens team returns five of its top six players and has added three promising freshmen and one redshirt.
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^ UA Fort Smith has one remaining doubles team in winners bracket play.
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^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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.The single player gets to utilize the alleys normally reserved only for a doubles team.^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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^ Todd, a 6-0 freshman, played singles and doubles for Bentonville High Schools state runner-up team.
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Conversely, the doubles team does not use the alleys when executing a shot. The scoring is the same as a regular game. This format is not sanctioned by any official body.
."Australian doubles", another informal and unsanctioned form of tennis, is played with similar rules to the "Kiwi" style, only in this version, players rotate court position after each game.^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
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^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ Only a true tennis fan, who has all these players as his favorites, can truly rank them.
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.As such, each player plays doubles and singles over the course of a match, with the singles player always serving.^ He was undefeated in doubles play and was 17-2 in singles play.
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^ Todd, a 6-0 freshman, played singles and doubles for Bentonville High Schools state runner-up team.
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^ It was great with the doubles teams winning all three and our singles players winning four of six matches, UA Fort Smith coach Bob Huckelbury said.
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.Scoring styles vary, but one popular method is to assign a value of 2 points to each game, with the server taking both points if he or she holds serve and the doubles team each taking one if they break serve.^ As the best player over the course of a decade, competitors always raised their games against him, yet he found a way to muster a big return on break point, an outstretched volley to save a point, or one more booming serve down the middle.
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^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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^ UA Fort Smith has one remaining doubles team in winners bracket play.
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.Wheelchair tennis can be played by able-bodied players as well as people who require a wheelchair for mobility.^ One of the guys who was in my group was like I feel really good that I used a Saturday to help people, said UA Fort Smith tennis player Cameron Terrell, who helped organize the food drive.
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An extra bounce is permitted. This rule makes it possible to have mixed wheelchair and able-bodied matches. .It is possible for a doubles team to consist of a wheelchair player and an able-bodied player (referred to as "one-up, one-down"), or for a wheelchair player to play against an able-bodied player.^ After spending the early part of the fall term scrimmaging against each other, Huckelburys Lions and Lady Lions are ready to finally play some matches against another team.
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^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ Bryson teamed up with Singleton to win the Black Doubles Division back draw by beating Heather Harmon and Lauren Nielson of UT-Tyler 8-3.
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In such cases, the extra bounce is permitted for the wheelchair users only.

Surface

There are four types of court surface used in professional play. Each surface is different in the speed and height of the bounce of the ball. The same surface plays faster indoors than outdoors.
Name Description
Clay Examples are red clay (used at the French Open and many other tournaments, especially in Europe and Latin America) and green clay (an example of which is Har-Tru and used mainly in the U.S.). Clay courts normally have a slower paced ball and a fairly true bounce with more spin.
Hard Examples are acrylic (e.g. Plexicushion used at the Australian Open, DecoTurf used at the US Open), asphalt, and concrete. Hardcourts typically have a faster-paced ball with a very true bounce.
Grass Used at Wimbledon. Grass courts usually have a faster-paced ball, and a more erratic bounce. Wimbledon has slowed its courts over the years.
Carpet Any form of removable court covering, including carpeting and artificial turf. The bounce can be higher or lower than a hard court.

Officials

An umpire informing two players of the rules.
In most professional play and some amateur competition, there is an officiating head judge or chair umpire (usually referred to as the umpire), who sits in a raised chair to one side of the court. The umpire has absolute authority to make factual determinations. The umpire may be assisted by line judges, who determine whether the ball has landed within the required part of the court and who also call foot faults. There also may be a net judge who determines whether the ball has touched the net during service. In some tournaments, certain line judges, usually those who would be calling the serve, are replaced by electronic sensors that beep when an out call would have been made. In some tournaments, electric line calls aren't made, but rather are used to assist the linespeople. When a ball lands in a spot where the linesperson isn't sure if the ball was in or out, a noise is made that only linespeople can hear (because they are wearing headsets), and helps them to make the call. In some open-tournament matches, players are allowed to challenge a limited number of close calls by means of electronic review. .The US Open, the NASDAQ-100 Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, the US Open Series, and World Team Tennis started using a "challenge" system in 2006 and the Australian Open and Wimbledon introduced the system in 2007. This used the Hawk-Eye system and the rules were similar to those used in the NFL, where a player gets a limited number of opportunities to challenge per match/set.^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
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^ The round-robin tournament is used by top male players, incluing six ranked in the top eleven, as a warm-up to the Australian Open.

^ Because of inclement weather, the tennis matches were played at Fort Smith Athletic Club instead of Creekmore Tennis Center and the pro-set scoring method was used for both singles and doubles matches.
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More recently, a player may use unlimited challenges in a set, provided that he or she is not incorrect more than three times. In clay-court matches, such as at the French Open, a call may be questioned by reference to the mark left by the ball's impact on the court surface.
The referee, who is usually located off the court, is the final authority about tennis rules. .When called to the court by a player or team captain, the referee may overrule the umpire's decision if the tennis rules were violated (question of law) but may not change the umpire's decision on a question of fact.^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
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^ Volleyball player Lucia Najselova and tennis player McKenzie McCullough earned the prestigious academic honor, along with the mens and womens tennis teams.
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^ Tiago was a joy to have on my team for two seasons and an excellent student, player, and team captain.
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If, however, the referee is on the court during play, the referee may overrule the umpire's decision.
Ball boys and girls may be employed to retrieve balls, pass them to the players, and hand players their towels. They have no adjudicative role. In rare events (e.g., if they are hurt or if they have caused a hindrance), the umpire may ask them for a statement of what actually happened. The umpire may consider their statements when making a decision. In some leagues, especially junior leagues, players make their own calls, trusting each other to be honest. This is the case for many school and university level matches. The referee or referee's assistant, however, can be called on court at a player's request, and the referee or assistant may change a player's call. .In unofficiated matches, a ball is out only if the player entitled to make the call is sure that the ball is out.^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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Juniors

.In tennis, a junior is a player 18 and under who is still legally protected by a parent or guardian.^ She was ranked in the Top 30 as an under-18 junior tennis player in Ontario.
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.Players on the main adult tour who are under 18 must have documents signed by a parent or guardian.^ She was ranked in the Top 30 as an under-18 junior tennis player in Ontario.
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.These players, however, are still eligible to play in junior tournaments.^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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.The International Tennis Federation (ITF) conducts a junior tour that allows juniors to establish a world ranking and an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) or Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranking.^ She was ranked as high as 34th among juniors in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association.
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^ He has consistently been ranked in the Top 10 in the Arkansas Junior Tennis Association.
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^ University of Arkansas - Fort Smith assistant tennis coach Brian Pillar was recently named Region III Assistant Womens Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
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Most juniors who enter the international circuit do so by progressing through ITF, Satellite, Future, and Challenger tournaments before entering the main circuit. The latter three circuits also have adults competing in them. Some juniors, however, such as Australian Lleyton Hewitt and Frenchman Gaël Monfils, have catapulted directly from the junior tour to the ATP tour by dominating the junior scene or by taking advantage of opportunities given to them to participate in professional tournaments.
.In 2004, the ITF implemented a new rankings scheme to encourage greater participation in doubles, by combining two rankings (singles and doubles) into one combined tally.^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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^ He also was the second-ranked singles player in Brasilia in 2004 and was a quarterfinalist at the National Championships in 2005.
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Junior tournaments do not offer prize money except for the Grand Slam tournaments, which are the most prestigious junior events. Juniors may earn income from tennis by participating in the Future, Satellite, or Challenger tours. Tournaments are broken up into different tiers offering different amounts of ranking points, culminating with Grade A.
Leading juniors are allowed to participate for their nation in the Junior Fed Cup and Davis Cup competitions as well. To succeed in tennis often means having to begin playing at a young age. .To facilitate and nurture a junior's growth in tennis, almost all tennis playing nations have developed a junior development system.^ The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith tennis teams are both ranked in the Top 20 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Associations Fall Junior College National Rankings.
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.Juniors develop their play through a range of tournaments on all surfaces, accommodating all different standards of play.^ I expect all of our student-athletes to be great in the classroom, as well as on the playing surface of their respective sport.
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Talented juniors may also receive sponsorships from governing bodies or private institutions.

Match play

Convention dictates that two players shake hands at the end of a match.
A tennis match is intended to be continuous.[30] Because stamina is a relevant factor, arbitrary delays are not permitted. In most cases, service is required to occur no more than 20 seconds after the end of the previous point.[30] This is increased to 90 seconds when the players change ends (after every odd-numbered game), and a 120 second break is permitted between sets.[30] Other than this, breaks are permitted only when forced by events beyond the players' control, such as rain, damaged footwear, damaged racquet, or the need to retrieve an errant ball. .Should a player be determined to be stalling repeatedly, the chair umpire may initially give a warning followed by subsequent penalties of "point", "game", and default of the match for the player who is consistently taking longer than the allowed time limit.^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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[31]
.In the event of a rain delay, darkness or other external conditions halting play, the match is resumed at a later time, with the same score as at the time of the delay, and the players at the same end of the court when rain halted play, or at the same position (north or south) if play is resumed on a different court.^ After spending the early part of the fall term scrimmaging against each other, Huckelburys Lions and Lady Lions are ready to finally play some matches against another team.
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^ Tuesdays matches were delayed about three hours because of early morning rain and forced many consolation matches to be rescheduled for late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
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^ The teams play home matches and practice at Creekmore Tennis Center, which is located at 3303 South M Street in Fort Smith.
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.Balls wear out quickly in serious play and, therefore, in ATP and WTA tournaments, they are changed after every nine games with the first change occurring after only seven games, because the first set of balls is also used for the pre-match warm-up.^ The round-robin tournament is used by top male players, incluing six ranked in the top eleven, as a warm-up to the Australian Open.

^ Because of inclement weather, the tennis matches were played at Fort Smith Athletic Club instead of Creekmore Tennis Center and the pro-set scoring method was used for both singles and doubles matches.
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^ Shawna Polhers and Jennie Blackim were the only Lady Lions to earn a first-round wins in singles play on Sunday.
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[32] .As a courtesy to the receiver, the server will often signal to the receiver before the first serve of the game in which new balls are used as a reminder that they are using new balls.^ With Joshs natural talent and work ethic, we expect him to bring his game to a new level in his first year with the team.
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However, in ITF tournaments like Fed Cup, the balls are changed in a 9-11 style. .Continuity of the balls' condition is considered part of the game, so if a re-warm-up is required after an extended break in play (usually due to rain), then the re-warm-up is done using a separate set of balls, and use of the match balls is resumed only when play resumes.^ The round-robin tournament is used by top male players, incluing six ranked in the top eleven, as a warm-up to the Australian Open.

^ Because of inclement weather, the tennis matches were played at Fort Smith Athletic Club instead of Creekmore Tennis Center and the pro-set scoring method was used for both singles and doubles matches.
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A recent proposed rules change is to allow coaching on court during a match on a limited basis,[33][34][35][36]. This has been instituted in womens tennis for WTA Tour events from 2009 onwards.[37]

Shots

.A competent tennis player has eight basic shots in his or her repertoire: the serve, forehand, backhand, volley, half-volley, overhead smash, drop shot, and lob.^ Shes an all-court player with a strong forehand and a one-handed backhand, Huckelbury said.
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Serve

Tim Henman preparing to hit a serve. The left arm is extended, having just launched the ball into the air. The right arm will be raised up and forward at speed so that the racket connects with the ball.
A serve (or, more formally, a "service") in tennis is a shot to start a point. The serve is initiated by tossing the ball into the air and hitting it (usually near the apex of its trajectory) into the diagonally opposite service box without touching the net. The serve may be hit under- or overhand.
Experienced players strive to master the conventional overhand serve to maximize its power and placement. The server may employ different types of serve including flat serve, topspin serve, slice serve, and kick (American twist) serve. A reverse type of spin serve is hit in a manner that spins the ball opposite the natural spin of the server, the spin direction depending upon right- or left-handedness. .If the ball is spinning counterclockwise, it will curve right from the hitter's point of view and curve left if spinning clockwise.^ Nass, a junior right side hitter on the volleyball team, has a cumulative 3.75 grade-point average while majoring in business administration.
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Some servers are content to use the serve simply to initiate the point; however, advanced players often try to hit a winning shot with their serve. A winning serve that is not touched by the opponent is called an "ace".

Grips

Players use various grips during play, including the continental (The "Handshake Grip"), eastern (Can be either semi-eastern or full eastern. Usually used for backhands.), and western (semi-western or full western, usually for forehand grips) grips. Different grips generally are used for different types of spin and shots.

Forehand

Roger Federer preparing to hit a forehand. He is "loading" his body weight on his back (right) foot and coiling his shoulders with the help of his left hand. From this position, he will "uncoil" his body beginning with his legs, progressing to his hips and then on to his arms. This is how the "modern" forehand, utilizing the open stance, is executed.
.For a right-handed player, the forehand is a stroke that begins on the right side of the body, continues across the body as contact is made with the ball, and ends on the left side of the body.^ Shes an all-court player with a strong forehand and a one-handed backhand, Huckelbury said.
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There are various grips for executing the forehand, and their popularity has fluctuated over the years. The most important ones are the continental, the eastern, the semi-western, and the western. .For a number of years, the small, apparently frail 1920s player Bill Johnston was considered by many to have had the best forehand of all time, a stroke that he hit shoulder-high using a western grip.^ Shes an all-court player with a strong forehand and a one-handed backhand, Huckelbury said.
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.Few top players used the western grip after the 1920s, but in the latter part of the 20th century, as shot-making techniques and equipment changed radically, the western forehand made a strong comeback and is now used by many modern players.^ Shes an all-court player with a strong forehand and a one-handed backhand, Huckelbury said.
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.No matter which grip is used, most forehands are generally executed with one hand holding the racquet, but there have been fine players with two-handed forehands.^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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^ Shes an all-court player with a strong forehand and a one-handed backhand, Huckelbury said.
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.In the 1940s and 50s, the Ecuadorian/American player Pancho Segura used a two-handed forehand to achieve a devastating effect against larger, more powerful players.^ Two University of Arkansas - Fort Smith players and two teams recently earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors for their performances in the classroom this past year.
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^ Shes an all-court player with a strong forehand and a one-handed backhand, Huckelbury said.
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Currently, France's Fabrice Santoro uses a two-handed forehand. Some females such as Monica Seles and France's Marion Bartoli also use a two-handed forehand.

Backhand

Rafael Nadal performing a backhand volley.
.For right-handed players, the backhand is a stroke that begins on the left side of their body, continues across their body as contact is made with the ball, and ends on the right side of their body.^ Shes an all-court player with a strong forehand and a one-handed backhand, Huckelbury said.
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.It can be executed with either one hand or with both and is generally considered more difficult to master than the forehand.^ Shes an all-court player with a strong forehand and a one-handed backhand, Huckelbury said.
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.For most of the 20th century, the backhand was performed with one hand, using either an eastern or a continental grip.^ Shes an all-court player with a strong forehand and a one-handed backhand, Huckelbury said.
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The first notable players to use two hands were the 1930s Australians Vivian McGrath and John Bromwich, but they were lonely exceptions. The two-handed grip gained popularity in the 1970s as Björn Borg, Chris Evert, Jimmy Connors, and later Mats Wilander and Andre Agassi used it to great effect, and it is now used by a large number of the world's best players, including Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams. .Two hands give the player more control, while one hand can generate a slice shot, applying backspin on the ball to produce a low trajectory bounce.^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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^ Shes an all-court player with a strong forehand and a one-handed backhand, Huckelbury said.
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Reach is also limited with the two-handed shot. .The player long considered to have had the best backhand of all time, Don Budge, had a powerful one-handed stroke in the 1930s and 1940s that imparted topspin onto the ball.^ Shes an all-court player with a strong forehand and a one-handed backhand, Huckelbury said.
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.Ken Rosewall, another player noted for his one-handed backhand, used a very accurate slice backhand through the 1950s and 1960s.^ Shes an all-court player with a strong forehand and a one-handed backhand, Huckelbury said.
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.A small number of players, notably Monica Seles, use two hands on both the backhand and forehand sides.^ Shes an all-court player with a strong forehand and a one-handed backhand, Huckelbury said.
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Other shots

Justine Henin performing a backhand volley.
A volley is made in the air before the ball bounces, generally near the net, and is usually made with a stiff-wristed punching motion to hit the ball into an open area of the opponent's court. The half volley is made by hitting the ball on the rise just after it has bounced, once again generally in the vicinity of the net. The swinging volley is hit out of the air as the player approaches the net. It is an offensive shot used to take preparation time away from the opponent. From a poor defensive position on the baseline, the lob can be used as either an offensive or defensive weapon, hitting the ball high and deep into the opponent's court to either enable the lobber to get into better defensive position or to win the point outright by hitting it over the opponent's head. If the lob is not hit deeply enough into the other court, however, the opponent may then hit an overhead smash, a hard, serve-like shot, to try to end the point. .Finally, if an opponent is deep in his court, a player may suddenly employ an unexpected drop shot, softly tapping the ball just over the net so that the opponent is unable to run in fast enough to retrieve it.^ Matheus is an extremely quick and fast all-court player, Huckelbury said.
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Tournaments

Tournaments are often organized by gender and number of players. .Common tournament configurations include men's singles, women's singles, and doubles, where two players play on each side of the net.^ He was undefeated in doubles play and was 17-2 in singles play.
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^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ Pillar, whos from Fort Smith, has been assistant coach for both the womens and mens teams the past two seasons.
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Tournaments may be arranged for specific age groups, with upper age limits for youth and lower age limits for senior players. Example of this include the Orange Bowl and Les Petits As. .There are also tournaments for players with disabilities, such as wheelchair tennis and deaf tennis.^ The sophomore is the first Lady Lions tennis player to win a championship of any kind at the national tournament.
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[38] In the four Grand Slam tournaments, the singles draws are limited to 128 people for each gender.
Players may also be matched by their skill level. According to how well a person does in sanctioned play, a player is given a rating that is adjusted periodically to maintain competitive matches. .For example, the United States Tennis Association administers the National Tennis Rating Program, which rates players between 1.0 and 7.0 in 1/2 point increments.^ The sophomore is the first Lady Lions tennis player to win a championship of any kind at the national tournament.
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^ The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith tennis teams are both ranked in the Top 20 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Associations Fall Junior College National Rankings.
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^ Da Silva, a tennis player from Brasilia, Brazil, has a cumulative 3.70 grade-point average while majoring in business.
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Average club players under this system would rate 3.0-4.5 while world class players would be 7.0 on this scale.

Grand Slam tournaments

.The four Grand Slam tournaments are considered to be the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world.^ The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith mens tennis team received a favorable draw in the NJCAA national tournament, and the Lions have made the most of it so far.
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.They are held annually and include, in chronological order, the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.^ At that time he became the only man to win the Australian, French, Wimbledon, and US Open, (because the surfaces were different-there were 5 other men who won those but at the time, a few surfaces were the same) and rose to #1 after winning the US Open that year.
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.Apart from the Olympic Games, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and Hopman Cup, they are the only tournaments regulated by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).^ Tennis Player- Captain of French Davis Cup team 2001 .

[39] .The ITF's national associations, Tennis Australia (Australian Open), the French Tennis Federation (French Open), the United States Tennis Association (US Open), and the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and Lawn Tennis Association (Wimbledon), are delegated the responsibility to organize these events.^ At that time he became the only man to win the Australian, French, Wimbledon, and US Open, (because the surfaces were different-there were 5 other men who won those but at the time, a few surfaces were the same) and rose to #1 after winning the US Open that year.
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^ She will play in the Australian Open Series Sydney International Tennis Tournament in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

^ The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith tennis teams are both ranked in the Top 20 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Associations Fall Junior College National Rankings.
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[39]
.Aside from the historical significance of these events, they also carry larger prize funds than any other tour event and are worth double the number of ranking points to the champion than in the next echelon of tournaments, the Masters 1000 (men) and Premier events (women).^ Next season, it also will field mens and womens cross country teams.
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^ The mens tennis team compiled a combined grade-point average of 3.22, while the womens tennis team compiled a combined grade-point average of 3.25.
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^ The UA Fort Smith mens and womens tennis teams are ranked in the recently-released ITA NJCAA national rankings.
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[40][41] .Another distinguishing feature is the number of players in the singles draw, 128, more than any other professional tennis tournament.^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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^ Three University of Arkansas - Fort Smith singles tennis players kept their bid for a consolation championship alive with quarterfinal wins on Tuesday afternoon in the NJCAA national tournament at Randolph Tennis Center in Tucson, Ariz.
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^ Olsen, who was the top-seeded singles player in the tournament, beat second-seeded Doohan 6-7, 6-4, 10-7.
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.This draw is composed of 32 seeded players, other players ranked in the world's top 100, qualifiers, and players who receive invitations through wild cards.^ He played the challenger circuit (meaning he played matches that anyone could play and no other major tennis player-or otherwise-has ever made their way through the challengers circuit) to improve his ranking so that he could qualify for the major events.
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^ The round-robin tournament is used by top male players, incluing six ranked in the top eleven, as a warm-up to the Australian Open.

^ Olsen, who was the top-seeded singles player in the tournament, beat second-seeded Doohan 6-7, 6-4, 10-7.
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.Grand Slam men's tournaments have best-of-five set matches throughout.^ Asked during her post-match press conference how close she was to her best form, Williams said: "I always try to get there usually around the semi-finals and finals of the Grand Slams.

^ So far Azarenka has been taken to three sets in all her three matches at the tournament.

.Grand Slam tournaments are among the small number of events that last two weeks, the others being the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California and the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida.^ BNP Paribas Open (13) .

^ Sony Ericsson Open (28) .

^ Tsonga is returning to play subsequent to dealing with a wrist injury that caused him to withdraw from last week's Qatar ExxonMobil Open.

.Currently, the Grand Slam tournaments are the only tour events that have mixed doubles contests.^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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^ Our doubles teams were all mixed up due to not having our regular partners at the tournament.
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.Grand Slam tournaments are held in conjunction with wheelchair tennis tournaments (with the exception being Wimbledon, where the grass surface prevents this) and junior tennis competitions.^ The world No.12 is hopeful of being fit for the opening grand slam of the year, but won't make a decision until later this week.

^ EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis (3) .

Grand Slam tournaments are often seen as the culmination of a particular season, such as the US Open Series. These tournaments also contain their own idiosyncrasies. For example, players at Wimbledon are required to wear predominantly white, a rule that has motivated certain players, such as Andre Agassi, to skip the tournament.[42] Wimbledon also has its own particular methods for disseminating tickets, often leading tennis fans to follow complex procedures to obtain tickets.[43]
Grand Slam Tounaments
Period Tournament Location Surface
January Australian Open Melbourne Hard (Plexicushion)
May-June French Open Paris Clay
June-July Wimbledon London Grass
August-September US Open New York City Hard (DecoTurf)

Masters 1000

.The ATP World Tour Masters 1000 is a group of nine tournaments that form the second-highest echelon in men's tennis.^ The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith mens tennis team received a favorable draw in the NJCAA national tournament, and the Lions have made the most of it so far.
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^ Wednesday in the mens NJCAA national tennis tournament at Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas.
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Each event is held annually, and a win at one of these events is currently worth 1000 ranking points. .When the Association of Tennis Professionals, led by Hamilton Jordan, began running the men's tour in 1990, the directors designated the top nine tournaments, outside of the Grand Slam events, as "Super Nine" events.^ He has consistently been ranked in the Top 10 in the Arkansas Junior Tennis Association.
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^ This was a very tough mens tournament with D-II teams like Ouachita Baptist, a Top 10 team; Drury, a Top 15 team; and Abilene Christian, a Top 25 team, Huckelbury said.
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^ The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith tennis teams are both ranked in the Top 20 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Associations Fall Junior College National Rankings.
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[44] These eventually became the Tennis Masters Series. .In November at the end of the tennis year, the world's top eight players compete in the ATP World Tour Finals, a tournament with a rotating locale.^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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^ Harvanova is multi-talented, competing in karate, soccer, basketball and tennis as a teenager, but has focused on tennis and basketball the past few years.
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^ Olsen, who was the top-seeded singles player in the tournament, beat second-seeded Doohan 6-7, 6-4, 10-7.
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It is currently held in London, England.[45]
On August 31, 2007 the ATP announced that major changes will take place in 2009. The Masters Series will be renamed to the “Masters 1000”, with the addition of the number 1000 referring to the number of ranking points earned by the winner of each tournament. Contrary to earlier plans, the number of tournaments will not be reduced from nine to eight and the Monte Carlo Masters will remain part of the series although, unlike the other events, it will not have a mandatory player commitment. The Hamburg Masters event will be downgraded to a 500 point event. The Madrid Masters will move to May and onto clay courts, and a new tournament in Shanghai will take over Madrid's former indoor October slot. In 2011 six of the nine “1000” level tournaments will be combined ATP and WTA events.[46][47]
Current Masters 1000 tournaments (2009)[48]
Start Month Tournament Name City Surface Opening
March BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells Hard Outdoors
March Sony Ericsson Open Miami[Loc 1] Hard Outdoors
April Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Monte-Carlo[Loc 2] Clay Outdoors
April Internazionali BNL d'Italia Rome Clay Outdoors
May Mutua Madrileña Masters Madrid Madrid Clay Outdoors
August Rogers Cup Montreal, Toronto Hard Outdoors
August Western & Southern Financial Group Masters & Women's Open Cincinnati[Loc 3] Hard Outdoors
October Shanghai Masters 1000 presented by Rolex Shanghai Hard Outdoors
November BNP Paribas Masters Paris Hard Indoors
  1. ^ Actually in the adjacent suburb of Key Biscayne, Florida.
  2. ^ Actually in the adjacent French commune of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
  3. ^ Actually in the suburb of Mason, Ohio.

250 and 500 Series

.The International Series for men is split into two categories, both run by the ATP: the 250 Series and 500 Series.^ Pillar, whos from Fort Smith, has been assistant coach for both the womens and mens teams the past two seasons.
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.Like the Masters 1000, these events offer various amounts of prize money, and some regular International Series events offer larger prize monies than 500 Series tournaments.^ Seminole and UA Fort Smith split the regular-season series to force the playoff to determine the region champ and the regions top seed in the NJCAA national tournament.
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[40] The Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships offer the largest financial incentive to players, with total prize money of US$1,426,000.

Challenger Tour and Futures Tournaments

The Challenger Tour for men is the lowest level of tournament administered by the ATP. It is composed of roughly 160 events and, as a result, features a more diverse range of countries hosting events.[49] .The majority of players use the Challenger Series to work their way up the rankings, including World No.^ He played the challenger circuit (meaning he played matches that anyone could play and no other major tennis player-or otherwise-has ever made their way through the challengers circuit) to improve his ranking so that he could qualify for the major events.
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1s Pete Sampras, Marcelo Ríos, Patrick Rafter, and Gustavo Kuerten. Andre Agassi, between winning Grand Slam tournaments, plummeted to World No. .141 and used Challenger Series events for match experience and to progress back up the rankings.^ He played the challenger circuit (meaning he played matches that anyone could play and no other major tennis player-or otherwise-has ever made their way through the challengers circuit) to improve his ranking so that he could qualify for the major events.
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[50] The Challenger Series offers prize funds of between US$25,000 and US$150,000.
Below the Challenger Series are the Futures Tournaments, the main events on the ITF Men's Circuit. These tournaments also contribute towards a player's ATP rankings points. .Futures Tournaments offer prize funds of between US$10,000 and US$15,000; however, futures status is granted only to events offering a total of US$30,000, meaning that two or three tournaments are played.^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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^ Evan Piche had a very good singles tournament despite playing in the top flight and had two very good wins, Huckelbury said.
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^ This was a very tough mens tournament with D-II teams like Ouachita Baptist, a Top 10 team; Drury, a Top 15 team; and Abilene Christian, a Top 25 team, Huckelbury said.
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[51] .Approximately 400 Futures Tournaments are played each year.^ Re: Hilly1050 – He didn't win any top level tournaments in 1997 and he only played in 24 matches that year.
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Premier events

.Premier events for women form the most prestigious level of events on the Women's Tennis Association Tour after the Grand Slam tournaments.^ University of Arkansas - Fort Smith assistant tennis coach Brian Pillar was recently named Region III Assistant Womens Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
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^ Volleyball player Lucia Najselova and tennis player McKenzie McCullough earned the prestigious academic honor, along with the mens and womens tennis teams.
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These events offer the largest rewards in terms of points and prize money. Within the Premier category are Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and Premier tournaments. .The tiering system in women's tennis was introduced in 1988. At the time of its creation, only two tournaments, the Lipton International Players Championships in Florida and the German Open in Berlin, comprised the Tier I category.^ He was a two-time champion of the Masters Tennis Open.
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^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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^ I only created a profile so that I could defend one of the greatest tennis players to have ever lived.
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In 2009, four tournaments are Premier Mandatory, five tournaments are Premier 5, and ten tournaments are Premier.

US college circuit

.In the United States, there is a collegiate circuit organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.^ UA Fort Smith, which is in its final year as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, is currently in the second year of the three-year Division II membership process.
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Players

.Professional tennis players enjoy the same relative perks as most top sports personalities: clothing, equipment and endorsements.^ She was ranked in the Top 30 as an under-18 junior tennis player in Ontario.
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.Like players of other individual sports such as golf, they are not salaried, but must play and place highly in tournaments to obtain money.^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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Grand Slam tournament winners

Male players who have played at least part of their careers during the open era and who have won at least two singles titles at Grand Slam tournaments are as follows:
Female players who have played at least part of their careers during the open era and who have won at least two singles titles at Grand Slam tournaments are as follows:

Greatest male players

.A frequent topic of discussion among tennis fans and commentators is who was the greatest male singles player of all time.^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
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^ Olsen, who was the top-seeded singles player in the tournament, beat second-seeded Doohan 6-7, 6-4, 10-7.
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^ The Lions won all but one of their singles matches in straight sets, except for Da Silva who beat Schaeffer 2-6, 7-5, 6-4.
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By a large margin, an Associated Press poll in 1950 named Bill Tilden as the greatest player of the first half of the 20th century.[52] From 1920-1930, Tilden won singles titles at Wimbledon three times and the U.S. Championships seven times. In 1938, however, Donald Budge became the first person to win all four Grand Slam singles titles during the same calendar year and won six consecutive Grand Slam singles titles in 1937 and 1938. Tilden called Budge "the finest player 365 days a year that ever lived."[53] And in his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer said that, based on consistent play, Budge was the greatest player ever.[54] Some observers, however, also felt that Kramer deserved consideration for the title. Kramer was among the few who dominated amateur and professional tennis during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Tony Trabert has said that of the players he saw before the start of the open era, Kramer was the best male champion.[55] By the latter half of the 1950s and 1960s, Budge and others had added Pancho Gonzales and Lew Hoad to the list of contenders. Budge reportedly believed that Gonzales was the greatest player ever.[56] Gonzales said about Hoad, "When Lew's game was at its peak nobody could touch him.  ... I think his game was the best game ever. Better than mine. He was capable of making more shots than anybody. His two volleys were great. His overhead was enormous. He had the most natural tennis mind with the most natural tennis physique."[57]
During the open era, first Rod Laver and then more recently Björn Borg and Pete Sampras were regarded by many of their contemporaries as among the greatest ever. Roger Federer is now considered by many observers to have the most "complete" game in modern tennis. .He has won 16 grand slam titles, the most for any male player.^ The world No.12 is hopeful of being fit for the opening grand slam of the year, but won't make a decision until later this week.

Many experts of tennis, former tennis players and his own tennis peers believe Federer is the greatest player in the history of the game.[58][59][60][61][62][63][64]

Greatest female players

Popular culture

.
  • The Royal Tennenbaums (2001) features Richie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson), a tennis pro who suffers from depression and has a breakdown on court in front of thousands of fans.^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
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    ^ She was named MVP of her high school basketball and tennis teams.
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    ^ The strength of the student-athlete concept is well supported by the many NCAA scholar-athletes in each school, the high cumulative GPA of the student-athletes in each school and the high number of student-athletes who graduate from each institution in the Heartland Conference.
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    [66]
  • .
  • Wimbledon (2004) is a film about a discouraged pro tennis player (Paul Bettany) who meets a young woman on the women's tennis circuit (Kirsten Dunst) who helps him find his drive to go and win Wimbledon.^ Student-athletes representing mens and womens tennis and baseball participated in the food drive.
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    ^ The sophomore is the first Lady Lions tennis player to win a championship of any kind at the national tournament.
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    ^ Those wins helped propel the Lady Bison (14-5) to a 6-3 win against the Lady Lions (13-9), who also lost the first encounter with Harding 5-4.
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    [67]
  • Woody Allen's Match Point (2005) features a love affair between a former tennis pro (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) who falls in love with his best friend's fiance (Scarlett Johansson).^ Najselova, who will be a junior this fall, compiled a 3.71 grade-point average while majoring in psychology.
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    ^ McCullough, who will be a junior this fall, compiled a 3.62 grade-point average while majoring in biology.
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    [69]
  • .
  • Confetti (2006) is a mockumentary which sees three couples competing to win the title of "Most Original Wedding of the Year". One competing couple (Meredith MacNeill and Stephen Mangan) are a pair of hyper-competitive professional tennis players holding a tennis-themed wedding.
  • There are several tennis video games including Mario Tennis, the TopSpin series, Wii Sports, and Grand Slam Tennis.^ Title: Prince of Tennis OM Rank: 253 Categories: anime , comedy , live action , shounen , sports Author: Takeshi Konomi .
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    ^ Echizen Ryoma just joined the Seishun Gakuen Middle School tennis team, which is known for being one of the most competitive teams in Japan.
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    ^ Only one singles player has been eliminated from the national tournament, and one singles player and two doubles teams are still competing in winners bracket play.
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    [70][71]
  • .
  • In the Japanese anime and manga series known as Prince of Tennis, focus about tennis prodigy,Echizen Ryoma, who recently moves to Japan and attends Seishun Academy.^ Title: Prince of Tennis OM Rank: 253 Categories: anime , comedy , live action , shounen , sports Author: Takeshi Konomi .
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    ^ Echizen Ryoma just joined the Seishun Gakuen Middle School tennis team, which is known for being one of the most competitive teams in Japan.
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    ^ Please support the publishers that bring our favorite manga titles to the US by purchasing the official Prince of Tennis manga volumes when they are available in your area.
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    He joins the tennis club and has defeated many of his uperclassmen, gaining a spot in team's regulars. The team's ultimate goal is to compete in the National Middle School Tennis Championship but they must plays againest other teams along the way to reach their goal.

See also

General

Other forms

Statistics

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Further reading

  • We Have Come a Long Way. .King, Billie Jean and Starr, Cynthia.^ The Billie Jean King Cup (1) .

    ^ Billie Jean King Cup (3) .

    ^ Billie Jean King (9) .

    (1998) McGraw-Hill ISBN 0-07024-625-9
  • The Tennis Junkie's Guide (To Serious Humor). Whitehead, Dave. (2002) iUniverse ISBN 0-595-65364-2

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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

.Tennis is a game played between either two players ("singles") or two teams of two players ("doubles").^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
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^ She played in 141 games as a freshman and was second on the team with 345 kills and third with 52 aces.
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^ University of Arkansas - Fort Smith tennis players won the recent Fort Smith City Doubles Championships and the Mixed Doubles Championships at Fort Smith Athletic Club.
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Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court.

Sourced

  • I honestly don't understand it, because it's somebody hitting a ball to where you can't get it, but you want to get it. I think they should rethink it.
  • I have these two sayings, “Champions adjust” and “Pressure is a priviledge”. .Tennis teaches you about those things.^ AGASSI: You know, I looked at tennis through his eyes for such a good chunk of my life and then it grew into the only thing that I sort of knew.
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    ^ And, after what you just said about being effective and wanting to assist children that don't have this opportunity, is there a tennis commissioner, is this a possibility?
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    ^ It's a great game that teaches you a lot about life.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .When you're playing a tennis match, you can't say, “Stop, I want to do another take”, or “Can I play that over?” That's the way sports are.^ KING: So would you say, when you approach something, it really was six of one, half dozen of another?
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ After spending the early part of the fall term scrimmaging against each other, Huckelburys Lions and Lady Lions are ready to finally play some matches against another team.
    • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ It is, how often do you play tennis with Steffi and how many times has she beaten you?
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

"To see Good Tennis! What divine joy Can fill our leisure, or our minds employ? Let other people play at other things; The King of Games is still the Game of Kings"
-from Parker's Piece by J.K. Stephen

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.TENNIS (sometimes called royal tennis, and, in America, court tennis), one of the oldest of ball-games, and one of the most difficult to learn.^ Our beautiful clay courts, our variety and value of our programs and our efforts to grow the game by creating a positive tennis experience for our community.
  • Welcome to SPOT Tennis Programming 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC spotri.com [Source type: General]

^ I remember being screamed at on a tennis court until I hated the game and hated my dad, but still being forced to play.
  • Kulturblog » Open, by Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.kulturblog.com [Source type: General]

^ The official publisher's description does not mention drugs: From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography.
  • Andre Agassi, METH User: Book Admits Crystal Meth Drug Habit 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It is now played in a walled and roofed court, iio ft. by 38 ft. 8 in., the floor, however, measuring but 96 ft. by .31 ft.8 in., the difference being the width of a roofed corridor, the " penthouse," which runs along the two end walls and one of the side walls.^ Two bulged discs in my back, a Spondylolisthesis, which is a shifting of the vertebrae, plus a bone spur that ends up interfering with the nerve where the nerve runs.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At times, André Agassi may feel like Steffi Graf has not one, but at least two different personalities.
  • Hot Couples Report for Andr� Agassi & Steffi Graf 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.adze.com [Source type: General]

^ Personally, I’d have Sampras at number one for his record of Major victories and Agassi at number two as being the only man to have won all of the Majors on different surfaces.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

.Across the middle of the court a net is stretched, and the first object of the game is to strike the ball over this with a bat or racquet.^ A tennis racket featuring a stringed grid is used to strike a felt-covered rubber ball over a net into the opponent's court, within boundary lines which are marked on each player's court.
  • Tennis Stretches Fitness Exercises,Tennis Exercises, Tennis Stretches 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.thestretchinghandbook.com [Source type: General]

^ The object is to hit the ball over the net and into the opponent’s half of the court in such a way as to defeat the opponent’s attempt to reach and return it.
  • tennis (sport) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

^ Little Stan” was waiting at the net and volleyed the ball to the oppo site court to win the point.
  • The other side of Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.enquirer.com [Source type: General]

The net is 5 ft. high at the ends, 3 ft. 6 in. at the middle, and divides the floor into two equal parts, the " service " side and the " hazard " side. The floor and walls are made of cement and should be smooth but not polished.
The court is lighted from the roof and sides. .The height of the court to the tie-beam is 30 ft., the height of the play-line, above which the ball must not go, 18 ft.^ KING: Does it still come with you, like when you get on the court, you're just knocking the ball around and then you start to play a game.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

at the sides and 23 ft. at the ends. The roof of the penthouse, which is made of wood, slopes downwards towards the court, the lower edge being 7 ft. t 2 in. from the floor, the upper io ft. 7 in., the width 7 ft. The illustrations show that each of the walls has its own peculiarities. The "dedans " is an opening in the end wall on the service side, under the penthouse, where provision is made for spectators, who are protected by a net. It is 21 ft. 8 in. in width; the upper edge is 6 ft. 10 in. from the floor, the lower edge 3 ft. 3 in. The opening of the dedans is 4 ft. 6 in. from the main wall, 5 ft. 6 in. from the other side wall. Looking from the dedans (i.e. from the service side), the right-hand or main wall has one peculiarity, the " tambour," a sloping buttress to form which the wall is built inward, reducing the breadth of that part of the court to 30 ft. 2 in. In the right-hand corner of the hazard side end wall (as viewed from the dedans) is the " grille," an opening lined with wood, 3 ft. t in. square; and on this wall is painted a continuation of the " pass-line." The left-hand wall, along which runs the pent-house, is not continuous, being broken by a long opening between the floor and the penthouse similar to the dedans, and at the same height from the ground. The low walls under this opening and the dedans are called the " batteries." .There is no wall in front of the " marker's box," through which the court is entered on either side of the net-post.^ If there was not the net separating us, there was a wall.
  • Free Internet Press :: Interview With Andre Agassi: "I Really Hated Tennis" :: Uncensored News For Real People 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC freeinternetpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I’m still gonna post and stuff, there’s no reason for me not to.
  • Andre Agassi: Open for the Holidays 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

^ "There was no keeping him away from the net or resisting his crisp, sharply angled volleys," wrote Danzig.
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - History of the Pro Tennis Wars, Chapter 2, part 1: 1927-1928 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

.This long opening in the left-hand wall is divided into " galleries " and " doors," the latter situated where the entrances to the court used to be in early times.^ When Lee used his fleet feet and smooth one-handed backhand to win his opening service game and then pressure Agassi’s serve, it appeared that Double-A had a long day ahead of him.
  • In The Zone With Andre Agassi | Bleacher Report 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

^ Najuch, on the other hand, was heavy-set, with a devastating left-handed forehand capable of "burning holes across the court."
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - History of the Pro Tennis Wars, Chapter 2, part 1: 1927-1928 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

^ What is your source of inspiration for every time that you get on that court and you put your heart and your soul into every game?
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

The measurements in order from the dedans are as follows, the numbers of the galleries being counted from the net: Service side - last gallery, 9 ft. 6 in.; second gallery, 9 ft. 6 in.; door, 3 ft. 6 in.; first gallery, 5 ft. 8 in.; marker's box or line-opening, 7 ft. to in.; hazard side - first gallery, 5 ft. 8 in.; door, 3 ft. 6 in.; second gallery, 9 ft. 6 in.: last gallery (also called " winning " gallery), 9 ft. 6 in. The last galleries are 15 ft. i i in. each from their respective end walls. The galleries are marked by " posts " which also serve to support the penthouse. .The galleries, dedans and grille are known as the " openings "; three of these - the grille, dedans and winning gallery - are " winning-in openings "; for if a ball in play is struck into one of these, the striker scores a point.^ "Even in these conditions we have to play and we have to win.

^ She was always the fastest player with the most endurance, the best conditioning, and the most will to win and she always raised the level of play on the big points.
  • STEFFI GRAF 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC grove.ufl.edu [Source type: General]

^ Roger Federer owns six championships from Wimbledon, five from the U.S. Open, three from the Australian Open, and one from the French Open, part of hi… .
  • Agassi tells mag he did meth 'for a year or so' - Tennis - Yahoo! Sports 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC sports.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the earlier French courts were other " winning openings," Pais (the board), an upright board 9 ft.^ In it, he reveals, among other things, that he used crystal meth — and that he wore a hairpiece in the 1990 French Open to hide a bald spot.
  • A Tennis Star Who Hates Tennis? : NPR 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ Only Nadal has stopped Federer from winning the French open on 3 seperate occasions.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

^ He also created the U.S. Open Club, a private facility overlooking the stadium court, and added rest rooms and other amenities.
  • Cigar Aficionado | Archives | Tennis, Everyone? 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.cigaraficionado.com [Source type: News]

by i ft. in the left-hand corner of the dedans-wall, le petit trou or le trou, a hole 16 in. square at the bottom of the other side of that wall, and .la lune, a round opening high up by the play-line, one at each end of the court.^ We met him on a public tennis court not far from his home in Las Vegas, on a rare tennis outing with his wife Steffi Graf, one of the greatest female players ever.
  • Andre Agassi's Extraordinary Journey - 60 Minutes - CBS News 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After the match, she announced that she would not play another French Open, saying that she could not hope to top her performance in this one.
  • STEFFI GRAF 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC grove.ufl.edu [Source type: General]

^ His was an uneven course through the first 11 years, up one year, down another (four first-round losses at the U.S. Open for instance), but the sheer firepower within makes him a threat to blast anybody off any court at any time.
  • Tennis - ATP World Tour - Tennis Players – Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.atpworldtour.com [Source type: General]
  • ATP Spanish - Tenistas – Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC es.atpworldtour.com [Source type: General]

In the illustrations are shown certain lines painted on the floor, which are also continued perpendicularly on the walls. On the hazard side is the " half-court line," the pass-line " and the " service-line." .The first is only required when one player gives the other the odds of " half the court " (ride infra, " Scoring and Handicapping ").^ We met him on a public tennis court not far from his home in Las Vegas, on a rare tennis outing with his wife Steffi Graf, one of the greatest female players ever.
  • Andre Agassi's Extraordinary Journey - 60 Minutes - CBS News 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Pro Tennis Legend, Former Brook Shields Husband Andre Agassi Shares Life Of Doubt On 60 Minutes - wjz.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC wjz.com [Source type: General]
  • Pro Tennis Legend, Former Brook Shields Husband Andre Agassi Shares Life Of Doubt On 60 Minutes - wcco.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC wcco.com [Source type: General]

^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

^ As the most widely marketed player of all-time - "image is everything" was one of his sales pitches - he has made more millions off the court than on it.
  • Tennis - ATP World Tour - Tennis Players – Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.atpworldtour.com [Source type: General]
  • ATP Spanish - Tenistas – Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC es.atpworldtour.com [Source type: General]
  • Tennis - Barclays ATP World Tour Finals - Tennis Players – Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com [Source type: General]

The pass-line is drawn 7 ft. 8 in. from the main wall; the service-line 21 ft. i in. from the grillewall. The rectangle contained by the pass and service lines forms the " service-court." .The other lines, both on the hazard side and service side, mark the " chases," which will be explained below.^ Observation of these and other courts south of the 38th parallel at both equinox times show no shadow of the net on either side of the court between 3 p.m.

The cost of a tennis-court is about £2000.
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The Implements

.The balls, for which there are no regulation dimensions, weigh 21 oz.^ You're out there, you can't talk to anybody, you can't pass the ball, there are no time-outs.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Andre Agassi . November 19, 2009 | PBS 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

and are 21 in. in diameter. .They are made of strips of cloth, no twine being used except to keep the outside layer floor, and away from him if it is allowed to strike the end wall; the reverse being the effect of twist from a back-hand stroke.^ His drug use doesn't change my opinion of him & I hope that he is drug free at this point of his life (I doubt his wife would have allowed him to continue anyway).
  • Upcoming Andre Agassi memoir reveals drug use | Jacket Copy | Los Angeles Times 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ He added that no public disclosure was made at the time, in keeping with the pro tennis tour's anti-doping policy.
  • ATP won't investigate Andre Agassi - Game on - USATODAY.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC blogs.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

^ Why aren't they being taken back if there are any?

." Rest ": a series of strokes between the two players.^ This modern game posseses few players of exceptional talent and the disparity between the top two (Federer and Nadal) and the rest is too large.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

" Service ": the first stroke of a " rest." The server may serve from any part of the court on the service side. .The ball must strike the roof of the side penthouse, and fall within the service-court.^ It is played on an indoor or outdoor court and consists of two players or two teams of couples hitting a rubber ball back and forth over a net within the boundaries of the opposite side of the court.

." Fault " a ball so served that it either does not touch the side penthouse, or falls outside the service-court.^ The equipment included a full-size court, which Mike laid himself, and a tennis-serving machine rigged to fire balls faster than the usual speed.
  • Andre Agassi Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A tennis court should be laid out to minimize players looking into the sun when serving or when following the flight of a ball.

^ For this reason, southern courts often are oriented according to either the spring or fall equinox, again an average of varying solar angles.

" Pass ": a service in which the ball drops beyond the pass-line; the service in this case does not count, but a " pass " does not annul a previous fault, as was once the case. " Force ": to strike the ball hard; a hardhit stroke. " Volley ": to strike a ball in its flight (a la volee) before it has touched the floor. " Half-volley ": to strike a ball immediately after it touches, and before it rises from, the floor. " Nick ": the angle where the floor and walls meet. ." Marker " the attendant who marks and calls the chases and other points scored in the game.^ Plattsburgh is only the third team this season to score four or more points against Castleton, who has recorded eight shutouts so far.
  • Plattsburgh State Tennis 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC plattsburgh.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can make the argument that Sampras and Agassi pushed each other's games, but it's undeniable that the only opponent during his era who proved consistently superior was Sampras."
  • Is Andre Agassi 'Great'? - Blogcritics Culture 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He's someone who, by changing style and image, left his mark on the game."
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

Scoring and Handicapping

.A match consists of three or five " sets "; a " set " of eleven games.^ A match consists of the best two out of three (or three out of five) sets.
  • tennis (sport) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

^ Just for that I tell Perry, 'I’m beating this guy in three easy sets - and he’s going to win no more than nine games.'

^ In a practice match between the two that afternoon Kozeluh won three of the five sets.
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - History of the Pro Tennis Wars, Chapter 2, part 1: 1927-1928 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

.The winner of six games wins the set.^ The Game's Fashion Winners And Losers (SLIDESHOW, POLL) Wimbledon is well underway and with it the crowd has seen a new set of on-the-court style.
  • Andre Agassi, METH User: Book Admits Crystal Meth Drug Habit 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just for that I tell Perry, 'I’m beating this guy in three easy sets - and he’s going to win no more than nine games.'

^ After sweeping the doubles points, Kalamazoo took all six singles flights, winning five-of-six in straight sets.
  • Kalamazoo College 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.kzoo.edu [Source type: News]

.If a player wins six games consecutively he wins a ` love set," even though his opponent may have won several games.^ The first player to win six games, with a lead of two games, takes the set.
  • tennis (sport) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

^ Bollettieri, feeling Andre didn't work hard enough, severed their decade-long relationship in 1993, but he won six majors with Brad Gilbert as coach.
  • Tennis - ATP World Tour - Tennis Players – Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.atpworldtour.com [Source type: General]
  • ATP Spanish - Tenistas – Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC es.atpworldtour.com [Source type: General]
  • Tennis - Barclays ATP World Tour Finals - Tennis Players – Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com [Source type: General]

^ Just for that I tell Perry, 'I’m beating this guy in three easy sets - and he’s going to win no more than nine games.'

The loser of a love set, by an old custom, gives the marker a shilling. .Should the score be called " Five games all," the players may arrange to play a " vantage game," the set in that case not being won till one or other has won two games in succession.^ Browne won only one game.
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - Suzanne Lenglen and the First Pro Tour 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

^ Kozeluh played one game barefoot.
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - History of the Pro Tennis Wars, Chapter 2, part 1: 1927-1928 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

^ This may not be the case at all ..
  • 031901 Tennis India weekly notes 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.its.uci.edu [Source type: General]

_ A game From the Hazard Side. From the Service Side. Tennis-court at Crabbett Park, Sussex, belonging to the Hon. Neville Lytton.
in place, and are covered with white Melton cloth. The American balls, made of layers of cotton and cloth alternately, are somewhat lighter and slower than the English. A set of balls consists of six or seven dozen; the same set should not be used twice in a day. The racquet is usually about 27 in. long and weighs about 16 oz. The head is about 9 in. long and 6 in. broad, but there are no restrictions as to size or weight. The head is somewhat pear-shaped, but its centre line does not correspond with the centre-line of the handle, as it is curved upwards to facilitate the stroke when the ball is taken close to the floor. The earliest racquets were strung diagonally, i.e. in diamonds; later the present vertical-horizontal stringing was adopted, then followed knotting at the points of intersection; but now the knotting has disappeared. .The name racquet (or racket) appears in French as racquette and in Italian as racchetta. It is variously derived from Latin reticulata (netted), Dutch racken (to stretch), later Latin racha (palm of the hand or wrist), or the Arabian rdhat (palm of the hand): in favour of the two last derivations is the fact that tennis is a development of a game originally played with the hand, protected by a leather glove, and later on strings were stretched violin-fashion across the palm, to give more power to the stroke.^ Tennis developed in the 1870s in Britain from earlier racket-and-ball games.
  • tennis (sport) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

^ TENNIS TIP How to Play in the Wind Playing in less than perfect conditions is a fact of life for all tennis players.
  • TennisMaps | Tennis Courts in San Antonio, TX 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.tennismaps.com [Source type: General]

^ An Olympic boxer for Iran in 1952, Mike fell for tennis and taught Andre "the new game, based on the way a fighter throws punches, plus a two-handed backhand for added power."
  • Tennis - ATP World Tour - Tennis Players – Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.atpworldtour.com [Source type: General]
  • ATP Spanish - Tenistas – Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC es.atpworldtour.com [Source type: General]
  • Tennis - Barclays ATP World Tour Finals - Tennis Players – Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com [Source type: General]

Then followed a wooden bat (battoir), and then a short-handled racquet, either strung or covered with parchment, and finally the modern implement.
Technical Terms. - Some of these have already been explained, but the following may be added. " Bisque ": the privilege, given as a form of odds, of scoring a stroke during any part of the game, except after the delivery of " service " or after a " fault." " Boast ": to hit the ball on to the side wall first. .Cut ": to strike the ball with the head of the racquet held at an angle to the ball's course instead of meeting it with the full face, thus causing backward rotation of the ball (similar to the " screw " in billiards), which alters its natural rebound from the wall.^ The discovery and the secrets it held would alter the course of his life forever.
  • Andre Agassi | Tennis | New York | Las Vegas | U.s. Open :: American Way Magazine 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.americanwaymag.com [Source type: General]

" Twist ": analogous to " cut," but the strings are drawn across the ball at the moment of impact, so as to make it rotate sideways. .A ball so struck with a fore-hand stroke twists inwards towards the other player off the consists ordinarily of four winning strokes, called by the marker as " Fifteen," " Thirty," " Forty," " Game "; if the score is " forty-all," the marker calls " Deuce," and two strokes have to be won in succession by one of the players.^ Did win all four slams.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

^ Browne won only one game.
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - Suzanne Lenglen and the First Pro Tour 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

^ The community of Spanish Hills located in Las Vegas, Nevada is home to one of the most flamboyant and successful players in tennis history; Andre Agassi.
  • Tennis Legend Andre Agassi's Las Vegas, Nevada neighborhood. Learn all about the place Andre Agassi calls home 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.celebritydetective.com [Source type: General]

.When one has won a stroke his score is called " Vantage "; if he wins the next, he wins the game; if he loses it, the score reverts to deuce.^ Browne won only one game.
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - Suzanne Lenglen and the First Pro Tour 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

^ To raise fan interest, money bonuses were announced for players winning sets from Richards and for Browne if she won a specified number of games against Lenglen.
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - Suzanne Lenglen and the First Pro Tour 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

^ On calling his father after winning the 1999 French Open: " You had no business losing that fourth set.

.The score of the player who won the last stroke or made the last chase is called first.^ Baby-on-the-way will be the first child for Ashley — who in August became the first professional tennis player to ever pose for Playboy magazine — and her fiancé and coach Chuck Adams .
  • Tennis Player Ashley Harkleroad Expecting First Child – Celebrity Baby Blog – People.com 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.celebrity-babies.com [Source type: General]

^ His first slam was again not against the best players and Lew Hoad for heavens sakes won 39 straight sets from the guy.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

^ Made presence known with SF appearances in Stratton Mountain and Basel...Won first ATP title as a wild card in Itaparica (d.
  • Tennis - ATP World Tour - Tennis Players – Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.atpworldtour.com [Source type: General]
  • ATP Spanish - Tenistas – Andre Agassi 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC es.atpworldtour.com [Source type: General]

.In handicapping the usual odds are (I) bisques, which may also be given in addition to other odds, or to balance odds received; (2) half-fifteen, or one point to be taken at the beginning of the second and every alternate game; (3) fifteen, or one point in every game; (4) half-thirty, or one point in every odd game and twopoints in every even game; (5) thirty, or two points in every game; (6) half-forty, or two points in every odd game and three in every even game; (7).^ Cardinals second point of the evening.
  • Plattsburgh State Tennis 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC plattsburgh.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We just see each other at various ceremonies on some center court every once in a while for three minutes.
  • Free Internet Press :: Interview With Andre Agassi: "I Really Hated Tennis" :: Uncensored News For Real People 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC freeinternetpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Richards afterwards said that it took him two winners to win every point.
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - History of the Pro Tennis Wars, Chapter 2, part 1: 1927-1928 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

forty, or three, points in every game. .Other handicaps are: - ` ` Round services," the giver of odds having to serve so that the ball hits both the side and end penthouse; " half the court, " the giver of the odds confining his strokes, except service, to one side of the court as divided by the half-court line, a stroke played into the other half counting to his adversary; " touch no walls," the giver of odds confining his play except service to the floor; " bar the openings," the giver of odds losing a point if his ball goes into a gallery or into the dedans or grille; " bar winning openings," which are closed to the giver of odds, who loses a point if the ball enters them; " side walls," the giver of odds losing a point if he plays the ball on to any side wall, the end penthouses being open to him, and the dedans and grille.^ AFP Jelena Dokic wins first round match at the Moorilla Hobart International January 11, 2010 Australia's Jelena Dokic says she's fitter and hitting the ball better than at the same time last year.
  • Tennis News - Topix 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]
  • Tennis News - Topix 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]

^ Then, in 1999, at the remarkable age of 29 -- ancient by tennis standards -- he won the French Open, in five grueling sets no less, making him one of only five men to win all four majors, and the only man ever to have done so on three separate surfaces: grass, clay and hard courts, an achievement nothing short of stunning.
  • We Watched Andre Agassi Grow - WSJ.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Tsonga is returning to play subsequent to dealing with a wrist injury that caused him to withdraw from last week's Qatar ExxonMobil Open.

.In these " cramped " odds the rules do not apply if the ball goes out of limits after the second bound.^ There are no second chances if you violate one of these basic rules.
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The Game and Hints on Play

The players decide who shall serve by spinning a racquet on its head. .One spins and the other calls " rough " or " smooth," the " rough " side of the head of the racquet showing the knots of some of the lower strings.^ Pete Sampras' Miami - 12-15-2001 » One of the world's greatest tennis players shows us the vibrant Florida city's quiet side.
  • Andre Agassi | Tennis | New York | Las Vegas | U.s. Open :: American Way Magazine 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.americanwaymag.com [Source type: General]

^ Observation of these and other courts south of the 38th parallel at both equinox times show no shadow of the net on either side of the court between 3 p.m.

^ There's no coaching, you don't have to be good, you have to be better than one person and that one person is on the other side of the net.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Andre Agassi . November 19, 2009 | PBS 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

The winner takes the service side, service being an advantage. .He serves from any part of the court, and in any way he thinks best, and the ball must go over the net, strike the side penthouse, and fall into the service-court (see " Fault " and " Pass ").^ The equipment included a full-size court, which Mike laid himself, and a tennis-serving machine rigged to fire balls faster than the usual speed.
  • Andre Agassi Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is played on an indoor or outdoor court and consists of two players or two teams of couples hitting a rubber ball back and forth over a net within the boundaries of the opposite side of the court.

^ A tennis court should be laid out to minimize players looking into the sun when serving or when following the flight of a ball.

.His opponent (" striker-out ") tries to return the ball over the net before it has touched the ground a second time; he may volley or half-volley it.^ Tavis: Before my time is up here in just a minute and a half or so, tell me anything, tell me something about your mama.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Andre Agassi . November 19, 2009 | PBS 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Her shots always cleared the net by a good foot, Browne continued, as she maneuvered her opponent out of position without seeking immediate winners.
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - Suzanne Lenglen and the First Pro Tour 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

^ Richards won the third set by all-out net attack but faltered after the rest period before his opponent's "backhand sharpshooting."
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - History of the Pro Tennis Wars, Chapter 2, part 1: 1927-1928 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

.For a stroke to be " good " it must be made before the second bound of the ball, and the ball must go over the net (even if it touches it), and must not strike the wall above the play-line, nor touch the roof or rafters.^ Agassi employed a baseline style of play, but unlike most such players, he typically made contact with the ball inside the baseline — exceptionally difficult even for professionals as this requires great reaction time.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.The first point to be attained is to be sure of getting the ball over the net, the next to do so in such a way as to defeat the opposing player's attempt to make a "good" stroke in return.^ Baby-on-the-way will be the first child for Ashley — who in August became the first professional tennis player to ever pose for Playboy magazine — and her fiancé and coach Chuck Adams .
  • Tennis Player Ashley Harkleroad Expecting First Child – Celebrity Baby Blog – People.com 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.celebrity-babies.com [Source type: General]

^ Fought off all eight break points in Open final and came back from 1-2 sets deficit to beat Martin in five sets...It was first time a player came back from such a deficit in US Open final since John Newcombe in 1973...Returned to No.

^ Close-up of tennis net player and ball in background .
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.It often happens that a player, either intentionally or from inability, does not take or touch a ball returned to him over the net.^ Close-up of tennis net player and ball in background .
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^ On the rare occasion that he charged the net, Agassi liked to take the ball in the air and hit a swinging volley for the winner.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.In this event, chiefly on the service side, a " chase " (in Italian caccia, in French chasse) is made, the goodness or the badness of which depends upon the spot on the floor which the ball touches next after its first bound.^ He nearly found out when he finally made it to his first grand slam final at the 1990 French Open.
  • Pro Tennis Legend, Former Brook Shields Husband Andre Agassi Shares Life Of Doubt On 60 Minutes - wjz.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC wjz.com [Source type: General]
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The nearer this spot is to the end wall the better the chase. .The chase lines are numbered, being one yard apart, the shorter lines representing the half-distance.^ In the span of 18 months, he went from being ranked 141 in the world back to number one.
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The chases are noted and called by the marker. .Thus if a ball fell on the line marked 4, he would call " chase four "; if between 4 and 3, he would call " Better than four " if it fell nearer to 4 than the short line, and " Worse than three " if it fell on the short line or between the short line and 3; for if the ball fall on a line the striker is credited with the better stroke.^ But his three oldest kids fell short.
  • The Transformation of Andre Agassi « InsideTennis.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.insidetennis.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I doubt Courier at that stage of his career comes through, but the chance would have been better than throwing a match in a slam semifinal.
  • Andre Agassi Book On Sale Now 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

^ Agassi would be way better than Lendl or Borg!
  • Is Andre Agassi 'Great'? - Blogcritics Culture 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Strokes into the galleries and doors, with the exception of the winning gallery (last gallery, hazard side) count as chases. .The making, or, in technical language, the " laying down" of a chase does not immediately affect the score: it has to be won first, i.e. the other player tries to make a better chase; if he fails, the original maker wins.^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

^ But trying to convince people to degrade a guy who’s devoted his life to helping other’s in need, well, it really makes one think.
  • Andre Agassi: Open for the Holidays 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

^ Chang)...Became first player to win Miami title three times...First American man to win Olympic Gold medal in singles (d.
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.For this purpose after two chases have been laid down (or one, if either player's score is at 40) the players change sides, e.g. if X has been serving and Y has laid down two chases, Y becomes the server and tries to defend them, X to win them by making the ball fall nearer to the back wall after its first bound than Y did.^ It is played on an indoor or outdoor court and consists of two players or two teams of couples hitting a rubber ball back and forth over a net within the boundaries of the opposite side of the court.

^ A tennis court should be laid out to minimize players looking into the sun when serving or when following the flight of a ball.

^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
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Either player wins the chase if he " finds " (i.e. hits the ball into) one of the winning openings, or if his opponent fails to make a good return. The winner of the chase scores a point. The chases are played off in the order in which they are made. Should X in trying to win a chase make the same chase as Y originally laid down, the chase is off and neither side scores. In France the chase is played again. .The " rest " goes on till one of the players fails to make a good return, or deliberately leaves the ball alone in order that his opponent may lay down a chase (a procedure to be followed at the discretion of a player in whose judgment the chase will be a bad one), or lose a chase already laid down and in the course of being played off.^ That was a good memory for me being there playing.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As the best player over the course of a decade, competitors always raised their games against him, yet he found a way to muster a big return on break point, an outstretched volley to save a point, or one more booming serve down the middle.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

^ A tennis court should be laid out to minimize players looking into the sun when serving or when following the flight of a ball.

.Either player can score, there being no " hand-in " or " hand-out " as at racquets.^ You're out there, you can't talk to anybody, you can't pass the ball, there are no time-outs.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Andre Agassi . November 19, 2009 | PBS 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no reason to say that they will not break out and start going on a run anytime!
  • 031901 Tennis India weekly notes 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.its.uci.edu [Source type: General]

^ Its always better when there are players around who can compete on all surfaces unlike Sampras’ era when it was either one or the other.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

.A point is scored by that player whose opponent fails to make a good return stroke in a rest, or who strikes the ball into a winning opening, or wins a chase, or to whom two faults are served in succession.^ I was the Number One ranked junior tennis player in the world in 1975, winning Junior Wimbledon and finishing runner-up in The US Open Juniors the same year.

^ Nitin beat Bart Beks (NED,1001) who was a qualifier the last two weeks but reached the top 15 in the points list, thus getting a direct entry into the 3rd leg ..
  • 031901 Tennis India weekly notes 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.its.uci.edu [Source type: General]

^ "Open" was an arduous two-year effort, which Andre Agassi says he could not have accomplished without the help of Pulitzer Prize-winning author J.R. Moehringer.
  • Pro Tennis Legend, Former Brook Shields Husband Andre Agassi Shares Life Of Doubt On 60 Minutes - wjz.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC wjz.com [Source type: General]
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A player loses a stroke who strikes the ball twice, or allows it to touch himself or his clothes.
." He who would excel as a tennis-player must learn to serve," is the dictum of an amateur champion, but the necessary variations, the difference between the " railroad " and the " giraffe," &c., can only be explained by an experienced player and in the court.^ We met him on a public tennis court not far from his home in Las Vegas, on a rare tennis outing with his wife Steffi Graf, one of the greatest female players ever.
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^ Baby-on-the-way will be the first child for Ashley — who in August became the first professional tennis player to ever pose for Playboy magazine — and her fiancé and coach Chuck Adams .
  • Tennis Player Ashley Harkleroad Expecting First Child – Celebrity Baby Blog – People.com 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.celebrity-babies.com [Source type: General]

^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

.Variety is all-important, as is the knowledge of what sort of service is most valuable in defending a particular chase.^ A knowledge of what factors are most important to the court you are planning and a desire to seek creative solutions can bring the project in at a reasonable cost.

^ First of all, saving break points because of your nerves or second serve isn’t the most important thing in tennis.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

All service should be heavily " cut." For the winning of hazard-side chases, indeed for all purposes, the " nick " service is useful, the endeavour being to make the service drop at the nick of the grille-wall and the floor. .In attempting this service it should be remembered that it is better for the ball to hit the floor first than the wall, as this allows the cut to act.^ So when I first came onto the clay, I hit the ball bigger than everybody, and so I didn't have to do much defense.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Looking at the draw, Agassi was happy that he did not have to face Lendl or McEnroe in the final, and he planned to make Sampras hit more balls than he could handle.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Ground should be reasonably level, preferably on the same plane or higher than adjacent land, to allow drainage away from the courts.

It is wise to cultivate one sort of service to perfection, if possible, with a reserve of others to suit the occasion. .Again, the tennis " stroke," differing essentially as it does from the racquet stroke, can only be learnt in the court from a good teacher; but it is an axiom that tennis is not a game in which hard hitting necessarily tells, though force may be usefully employed in trying to " find " the winning openings.^ Tennis: Divine Federer Confronts 'the 13th God' Roger Federer's winning run on hard courts stands at 51 but Marcos Baghdatis may have more than just supporters on his...

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^ He is the only player in the open era to have won every Grand Slam singles title, to have won the Tennis Masters Cup, to have been part of a winning Davis Cup team, and to have won an Olympic gold medal.
  • Andre Agassi - Photos, Videos, Wallpapers and more at CelebritySpud.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.celebrityspud.com [Source type: General]

.This, however, is an important point of etiquette - it is not " correct " to force for the dedans when the striker is close to the net, unless the force is " boasted " or there is no danger of hitting his opponent.^ "There was no keeping him away from the net or resisting his crisp, sharply angled volleys," wrote Danzig.
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - History of the Pro Tennis Wars, Chapter 2, part 1: 1927-1928 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

^ With Mahesh serving, a rather frustrated Leander hit a backhand too long for no reason, which was followed by Mahesh losing concentration and incredibly netting the easiest possible overhead ..
  • 031901 Tennis India weekly notes 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.its.uci.edu [Source type: General]

^ There's no coaching, you don't have to be good, you have to be better than one person and that one person is on the other side of the net.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Andre Agassi . November 19, 2009 | PBS 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

In some clubs such a stroke is forbidden by a by-law. .Some modern players play a faster and harder game than their predecessors, who considered strokes " on the floor," i.e. carefully judged chases, to be the true feature of the game; but in any case the beginner should remember that it is better to save his breath and to trust to winning an easy chase by-and-by than to run after a hard-hit stroke, which if left alone would leave " chase the door " or " second gallery " to be played for afterwards.^ Hit early, hit hard and then hit harder.
  • The Transformation of Andre Agassi « InsideTennis.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.insidetennis.com [Source type: Original source]

^ TENNIS TIP How to Play in the Wind Playing in less than perfect conditions is a fact of life for all tennis players.
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^ His success can be attributed to a relentless work ethic, a scientific approach to preparing for and playing the game, and unwavering desire to win every time out.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

.Similarly in defending a chase, he should remember during the rest what that chase is, and not endeavour to return a stroke which would have lost it.^ Returned July 26 in Los Angeles and lost only one set during week en route to his 60th career title (d.
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.Chases act as breathing-spaces, especially to the player who can trust to his skill " on the floor," and these, together with good service, form the reason why men can play tennis, and play it well, at a time of life when cricket, racquets and other active games have to be abandoned.^ AGASSI: Well, we play tennis.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ TENNIS TIP How to Play in the Wind Playing in less than perfect conditions is a fact of life for all tennis players.
  • TennisMaps | Tennis Courts in San Antonio, TX 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.tennismaps.com [Source type: General]

^ His success can be attributed to a relentless work ethic, a scientific approach to preparing for and playing the game, and unwavering desire to win every time out.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

History

.Tennis may well be called a royal game, having been popular with various kings of England and France, though it is fanciful to connect it with Homer's Nausicaa, princess of Phaeacia (Odyss. vi.^ (VIDEO CLIP OF AGASSI PLAYING TENNIS) (COMMERCIAL BREAK) KING: Back with Andre Agassi who wears a rather special neck -- what do we call that?
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^ KING: You certainly must have realized how popular a tennis player you were.
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^ KING: Tennis for well off kids only?
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.115), who is represented by him as throwing, and not as hitting the ball to her maids of honour.^ He's a man of math and geometry, and he believes if you hit thousands of balls a day you're going hit a million balls a year, nobody's going to beat a kid who hits a million tennis balls a year.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Andre Agassi . November 19, 2009 | PBS 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When I look out that window and I see him down there on the tennis court and I see him out there in the hot Vegas sun hitting tennis balls I realize that he's not pushy.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As a result, players who were able to consistently hit at sharp angles with pace, particularly those who could do this on the run, gave him trouble.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.In the ball-games of the Greeks and Romans we may see the rudiments of the French jeu de paurne, which is undoubtedly the ancestor of modern tennis in a direct line.^ Once you see the number of wonderful options available in today's tennis court market, it may be easy to spend far more than you had in mind.

^ Generally, a hard court yields what is known as a 'fast' game, meaning that a tennis ball bounces off the court surface at a low angle.

^ See: Suzanne Lenglen and the First Pro Tour Between The Lines Archives: 1995 - May 1998 .
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - History of the Pro Tennis Wars, Chapter 2, part 1: 1927-1928 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

The origin of the name is quite obscure. .Some give a numerical derivation from the fact that la longue paume was played by ten players, five on each side; others regard it as a corruption of tamis (sieve), for in a form of la paume the server bounced the ball on a sieve and then struck it: there is no possible reason for connecting " tennis " with the term Tenois, or Senois; most probable is the derivation from Tenez! (Take it!^ And as for number ten, there can be no question… .
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^ No other baseliner would triumph at Wimbledon until Lleyton Hewitt ten years later, on slower, higher bouncing grass better suited for baseline play.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Agassi employed a baseline style of play, but unlike most such players, he typically made contact with the ball inside the baseline — exceptionally difficult even for professionals as this requires great reaction time.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

Play!), especially when we remember the large number of French terms that adhere to the game, e.g., grille, tambour (drum, from the sound on the board that formed the face of that buttress) and dedans. Further, a poem dealing with the game, written in Latin elegiacs by R. Frissart, makes the striker cry " Excipc!" (Take it!) after each stroke: this seems to correspond with the custom which enjoins the racquet-marker to call " Play " whenever a legitimate stroke has been made. Tennis Racquet.
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In the " Alexiad " of Anna Comnena (about A.D. 1120) is a reference to a game played on horseback in which a staff, curved at the end and strung with strings of plaited gut, was used. .This game was played in a court called " a court for goff (sic)" (according to the Lexicon of Alexandrine Greek), and some similar game, corrupted through tchangan into chicane, was played in France.^ What is your source of inspiration for every time that you get on that court and you put your heart and your soul into every game?
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^ Grass and synthetic turf produce a fast game and, according to some experts, lend themselves to the largest variety of tennis strokes.

^ KING: Does it still come with you, like when you get on the court, you're just knocking the ball around and then you start to play a game.
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In A.D. 1300 the game was also known as La boude. Throughout the century indeed it was played in France and by the highest in the land: thus Louis X. died from a chill contracted after playing; Charles V. was devoted to the game, though he vainly tried to stop it as a pastime for the lower classes; Charles VI. watched the game from the room where he was confined during his attack of insanity, and Du Guesclin amused himself with it during the siege of Dinan. .In England the game, or some form of it, was known, Chaucer possibly alluding to it in the words " But canstow playen racket to and fro "; and hand-ball, which may have been either tennis or cricket, was proscribed with other games by Edward III.^ In some cases, shallow hand dug test pits, auger borings or backhoe excavation can reveal conditions which may cause potential problems.

^ But as I hand her the muffin, I can't pretend that it doesn't feel like a tennis ball, which makes the muscles in my back twitch with anticipation.
  • A Tennis Star Who Hates Tennis? : NPR 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ Generally, a hard court yields what is known as a 'fast' game, meaning that a tennis ball bounces off the court surface at a low angle.

in .1365. In France the game was prohibited to priests in A.D. 1245, and also in 1485, 1512 and 1673. In 1427 we hear of a woman named Margot, who was a skilful player, both her forehanded and backhanded strokes being commended; hence we may infer that the racquet had now been introduced.^ Friday, May 22, 2009 Well done to our club teams in the A&B Grades who have reached the Finals in Lakewood on Friday June 5th.The A team are playing Grade2,3,4 while the B team are playing Grades 5,6,7.Hopefully both teams can finish the campaigns now with some silverware.
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^ Kozeluh was master of the defensive game, staged from well behind the baseline using a single grip both forehand and backhand.
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^ How can you discount a player who has won all the four grand slams as being just short of great.
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.Tennis was at this time frequently played in some crude form in the moats of castles, where Charles VIII.^ It is, how often do you play tennis with Steffi and how many times has she beaten you?
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^ Agassi: Jaz, my daughter, plays tennis three times a week.
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^ I always needed inspiration when I played and the lack of inspiration at times took me to some pretty low points.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Andre Agassi . November 19, 2009 | PBS 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

used to watch the game. Henri II. is described as the best player in France, and worthy of the silver ball given to the finest players. Later, Henri IV. and Louis XIV. .(who kept a regular staff to look after his court) were patrons and players of tennis; indeed, in Henri IV.'s reign so popular was the sport that it was said that there were " more tennis-players in Paris than drunkards in England"; in the 16th century Paris alone could boast of 250 courts, yet it is stated that in 187 9 there were only six courts in the whole of France.^ Tennis Babes Gallery View a selection of the sexiest current and former players on the WTA Tour More tennis news .
  • Tennis News, Results, Fixtures, and Players in the ATP, WTA and ITF from Tennis.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.tennis.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ We met him on a public tennis court not far from his home in Las Vegas, on a rare tennis outing with his wife Steffi Graf, one of the greatest female players ever.
  • Pro Tennis Legend, Former Brook Shields Husband Andre Agassi Shares Life Of Doubt On 60 Minutes - wjz.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC wjz.com [Source type: General]
  • Pro Tennis Legend, Former Brook Shields Husband Andre Agassi Shares Life Of Doubt On 60 Minutes - wcco.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC wcco.com [Source type: General]

^ John McEnroe on "Center Court With Chris Meyers" said, "If I had to name the top five or six guys at this point, I would put Sampras, I would put Laver, I'd have to put Borg up there because he won the eleven, I'd put Federer in there now, I'd put Agassi in there...if I could be thrown in the same breath as those guys I'd be happy."
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

The word " tennis " - the game having hitherto been described as luens pilae - is first found in Gower's "Balade unto the worthy and noble kynge Henry the fourth " (1400), but Shakespeare's allusion to tennis as known to Henry V. must not be omitted. .In reply to messengers from the dauphin, who had sent him a present of tennis-balls by their hands, Henry says: " When we have match'd our rackets to these balls.^ Chicklette says – reply to this 2 Andre who?
  • Perez Hilton: Meth Made Andre Agassi A Big Fat Liar! 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He also says that it was tennis that destroyed our relationship for years - not him, not his decisions.
  • Free Internet Press :: Interview With Andre Agassi: "I Really Hated Tennis" :: Uncensored News For Real People 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC freeinternetpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Reply 9:03 am, Nov 9, 2009 kscr14 Andre Agassi has made it clear that tennis was his entire life because tennis was all his father allowed him to do in his childhood.
  • Agassi's Egoism - The Daily Beast 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

We will, in France, by God's grace, play a set Shall strike his father's crown into the hazard.
.Tell him he hath made a match with such a wrangler That all the courts of France will be disturb'd With chases."^ After winning matches, he bowed and blew two-handed kisses to spectators on each side of the court, a gesture seen as a rather humble acknowledgement of their support for him and for tennis.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

- (Henry V., Act i., sc. .2.) Even if it be an anachronism that the poet should put these technical terms into the king's mouth, yet the fact is established that the terms were familiar in Elizabeth's time.^ KING: In fact I ran into you a few times.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

Henry VII. indeed both played the game and revoked the edicts that forbade it; there was a court at .Windsor Castle in his time, an open court with four bare walls, no penthouse, &c., being visible, and connected with the palace by a covered way.^ The Williams sisters have reached the women's doubles final at the U.S. Open for the first time in a decade after being taken to three sets on Thursday.
  • Tennis: News & Videos about Tennis - CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The world No.12 is hopeful of being fit for the opening grand slam of the year, but won't make a decision until later this week.

^ Agassi attended the Australian Open for the first time and won it in his first attempt, beating Sampras in a four set final.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.This court still existed in 1607. It was in that reign, possibly in that court, that the king of Castile played a match with the marquis of Dorset, the king, who used a racquet, conceding " fifteen " to the marquis, who played with his hand.^ He was still recovering from an ankle injury and also suffering from back and leg pain and lack of match play.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Wukirasih, who was the 2nd seed in singles had retired in the first set of her R1 singles match; not sure if she was in playing shape for doubles ..
  • 031901 Tennis India weekly notes 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.its.uci.edu [Source type: General]

^ Thats hard to do no matter who you play, said UA Fort Smith coach Bob Huckelbury of winning 13 consecutive matches.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

The king won the set. Henry VIII. probably built the court at Hampton Court Palace. In 1615 there were further courts in London of various sizes, and a picture of James II. as a boy represents him standing in a tennis-court holding a shorthandled racquet, strung diagonally. .Pepys frequently alludes to tennis at a time when there were two courts at Oxford and five at Cambridge.^ Time is of the essence for Laura Robson Rob McLean - In women's tennis there is no time for standing still, no waiting until your 20s to make your mark.
  • Tennis News, Results, Fixtures, and Players in the ATP, WTA and ITF from Tennis.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.tennis.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ The two-time defending champion was Albert Burke, one of three tennis-pro sons of a well-known Irish pro.
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - History of the Pro Tennis Wars, Chapter 2, part 1: 1927-1928 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

^ He was a two-time champion of the Masters Tennis Open.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

.Though the game flourished in the 19th century, it lost some of its popularity, mainly through the demolition of courts as building operations increased; moreover, courts complete in every detail alone were built, the play being consequently confined to the members of the clubs that could afford the expense.^ We just see each other at various ceremonies on some center court every once in a while for three minutes.
  • Free Internet Press :: Interview With Andre Agassi: "I Really Hated Tennis" :: Uncensored News For Real People 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC freeinternetpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What is your source of inspiration for every time that you get on that court and you put your heart and your soul into every game?
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Of all the games men and women play, tennis is the closest to solitary confinement, which inevitably leads to self-talk, and for me the self-talk starts here in the afternoon shower.
  • A Tennis Star Who Hates Tennis? : NPR 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

The last of the old courts to disappear stood in Windmill Street, at the top of the Haymarket, London. .King Edward VII., when prince of Wales, frequently played tennis at " Prince's " Court.^ KING: That would hardly seem the place to play tennis being the climate is rather difficult.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KING: Does it still come with you, like when you get on the court, you're just knocking the ball around and then you start to play a game.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (VIDEO CLIP OF AGASSI PLAYING TENNIS) (COMMERCIAL BREAK) KING: Back with Andre Agassi who wears a rather special neck -- what do we call that?
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

The evolution of the court as now built is not easily traced, but courts undoubtedly existed side by side which differed from each other both in detail and in dimensions. .It is generally assumed that such details as the penthouse, grille, galleries, &c., were deliberately planned to elaborate the game, but it is not unreasonable to suggest that the game, played, as it must often have been, in extemporized courts, took some of its modifications from them: it is at least significant that in an old illustration of la paume a miniature penthouse appears (from which the ball is rolling), apparently a shelter for a bell.^ Visitors and locals can plan their weekends and their own tour; planning their day, studios and artists they want to see, where to have lunch, take in some galleries or visit a museum.
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^ KING: Does it still come with you, like when you get on the court, you're just knocking the ball around and then you start to play a game.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ AGASSI: He thought he played real good, you know, pick up the game at about 25 years old, so he was -- he hit the ball all right but nowhere near, you know.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.The net does not appear till the 17th century, a rope, fringed or tasselled, being stretched across the court: further, the racquet was not in universal use in 1527, since Erasmus in his Colloquies says, " Reticulum (net, or racquet) piscatoribus relinquamus: elegantius est Palma uti." An Italian, Antonio Scanio de Salo, is the first bibliographer of tennis.^ Says: April 9th, 2007 at 9:43 am Ever since I saw Andre speak at his wife’s induction to the Tennis Hall of Fame, I have been so moved by the way Andre speaks of Steffi.
  • Andre Agassi chalks up time for kids and love for Steffi Graf – Celebrity Baby Blog – People.com 18 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.celebrity-babies.com [Source type: General]

^ At the courts of the Carleton Tennis Club, more than 400 spectators gathered for the first day of the region's annual pro tennis tournament.
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - History of the Pro Tennis Wars, Chapter 2, part 1: 1927-1928 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

^ The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith mens tennis team remained undefeated on Monday with its first-ever win against NCAA Division II Harding University.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

.In his Trattato della Palla (treatise on the Ball) he mentions a large court for the game as played with a racquet, and a small court for the hand-game.^ Tennis Play a full game of tennis on the courts with the pros.
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The large court was 121 ft. long; it was entered by two doors, one between the first and second galleries on either side of the net; there were four galleries on each side; the dedans W extended across the whole width of the court: the tambour was there and two grilles. .He also mentioned chases, but these were decided by the place where the ball finally stopped, the spot being marked by a small movable standard.^ Lenglen's relentless and marvelously placed shots to the corners "cruelly chased" the American until, run ragged, Browne would finally miss.
  • Tennis Server - Between The Lines - Suzanne Lenglen and the First Pro Tour 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.tennisserver.com [Source type: General]

.In another kind of court he says that there was no tambour, but two grilles.^ There is no reason to say that they will not break out and start going on a run anytime!
  • 031901 Tennis India weekly notes 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.its.uci.edu [Source type: General]

The penthouse was sometimes confined to two walls, sometimes to one, the end wall service side. .In the hand-court one side was open all its length, with the exception of the battery and some pillars that perhaps gave variety to the stroke.^ Shes an all-court player with a strong forehand and a one-handed backhand, Huckelbury said.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

^ KING: Andre gave some very moving moments at center court right after the match.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After winning matches, he bowed and blew two-handed kisses to spectators on each side of the court, a gesture seen as a rather humble acknowledgement of their support for him and for tennis.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

The Latin poem to which allusion has been made shows the similarity of the 17th-century game to the modern: the racquet is spun; the marker (signator) is there to mark the chases (metae) with the movable standard; there is the grille (fenestra); the scoring by " 15, 30, 40, game "; the volley (volatu ludere); the nick (pedi ludere, French au pied); the appeal to the spectators; the board (tatella, French Pais); deuce and vantage, and the penthouse. In the 15th and 16th centuries tennisballs were so largely imported from France that the Ironmongers' Company, who were the English manufactures, twice petitioned - the last time in 1591 - for " protection " in the matter of balls. The term " bisk " (bisque, originally bi_squayel does not appear in English tennis till 1697 (Shadwell's True Widow), nor is the winning gallery mentioned before 1767. In the 17th century tennis became a spectacle in France, and the professional player came into existence, the most famous of that time being Le Pape, Clerge and Servo, and about the same time was formed the gild of Paulmiers-racquetiers (manufacturers of tennis material) with its arms, " Sable, a tennisracquet proper; in a cross four tennis-balls of the same." De Garsault, writing in 1797, says, " La Paume is the only game that can take rank in the list of Arts and Crafts," and his book, L'art du Paumier-Racquetier, was adopted by the Academie Royale. In France very large sums of money were wagered on the game, especially at the end of the 16th century, the stakes being deposited under the cord or net, while in England, about 1750, there was so much betting and swindling, especially by professional players, that the game as played in the public courts fell into disrepute. .In the middle of the 19th century, tennis-courts were rare indeed in England, the best known being those of the Marylebone Cricket Club (built in 1838), of the Messrs Prince in Hans Place, S.W., besides one at Brighton, one at Hampton Court, two at Cambridge, and one at Oxford; but the game progressed so fast that in 1910 there were between thirty and forty courts in England, one each in Ireland and Scotland, five in America, six in France, one in Melbourne (Australia) and one in Tasmania.^ Echizen Ryoma just joined the Seishun Gakuen Middle School tennis team, which is known for being one of the most competitive teams in Japan.
  • Prince of Tennis Manga - Read Prince of Tennis manga scans online. 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.onemanga.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ John McEnroe on "Center Court With Chris Meyers" said, "If I had to name the top five or six guys at this point, I would put Sampras, I would put Laver, I'd have to put Borg up there because he won the eleven, I'd put Federer in there now, I'd put Agassi in there...if I could be thrown in the same breath as those guys I'd be happy."
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Is there still a connection between the two of you?
  • Free Internet Press :: Interview With Andre Agassi: "I Really Hated Tennis" :: Uncensored News For Real People 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC freeinternetpress.com [Source type: Original source]

The game has disappeared in Italy, Germany, Austria and Spain, though in Spain it was popular in the days of Philip III. (1578-1621) who was himself fond of playing.
.The great French players mentioned above were followed by others - Cabasse (who invented the " boasted force " known as the coup de Cabasse), Barcellon, Farolais and Barneon, and in the 18th century the Charniers, Bergeron and Masson, the last-named a really great player who could give fifteen to any of his contemporaries.^ But trying to convince people to degrade a guy who’s devoted his life to helping other’s in need, well, it really makes one think.
  • Andre Agassi: Open for the Holidays 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

^ No other player since Borg has won the French open and Wimbledon combo in the same year.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

^ BUT, top ten players really should be with a caveat that on any given day, when in their prime, any of these players stand a chance to beat the other: .
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

.One of his feats was to stand in a barrel before receiving the service, spring out of it and into it before and after each stroke.^ I was a huge fan of Sampras before Federer arrived and I see Sampras as the only one who can stand toe to toe with Federer in their prime.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

Other good players of later date were C. A. Delahaye, and greatest of all, J. E. Barre, who in 1855 re-opened the Versailles court, famous for the meeting of the Tiers Etat on the 10th of June 1789, which body there assembled and took the celebrated " Oath of the tennis-court." Masson is supposed to have visited England in 1792 and to have played against Messrs Hawkins and Price, and a professional called Pillet (or Pilet); but of Barre's visit there can be no doubt, as he played on the new court of the Marylebone Club in 1839, meeting " Peter " Tompkins, the English champion, and beating him so severely that when they met again next year Tompkins received the odds of thirty and a bisque. .As an instance of the meagre interest taken in tennis at the time, Julian Marshall in his Annals of Tennis states that in Bell's Life, the leading sporting paper, Barre is reported as playing Cox and Tompkins " giving 72 for a bisque," the tennis term " half fifteen " being arithmetically rendered.^ TENNIS TIP How to Play in the Wind Playing in less than perfect conditions is a fact of life for all tennis players.
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^ He eluded to that time in his life in the 2000’s when he was being revered a tennis legend/icon by the press, shaking his head in amusement at the irony of it all.
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^ Not many people will have that stage that he has built through his own hard work since he has been playing tennis - so I say, give the guy a break.
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.C. G. Taylor, the great cricketer, was one of the best amateurs, about this time.^ Andre, I have to say one of the best times I ever had was watching you play at the Master's Cup here back in 2003.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Laver-Great player, not much to say about him, as it was primarily before my time.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

.Barre eventually resigned the championship in favour of George Lambert, who was beaten in 1885 by T. Pettitt, of Boston U.S.A. Athletic Association, an Englishman by birth, who learnt all his tennis in America.^ Only a true tennis fan, who has all these players as his favorites, can truly rank them.
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^ George Says: August 25th, 2007 at 8:13 pm for all of those who said Agassi never reached No 1.
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Charles Saunders beat Lambert in 1886, thereby becoming champion of England. .Pettitt and Saunders met for the championship of the world at Dublin, Pettitt winning by seven sets to five.^ He rebounded from his Wimbledon defeat by winning the U.S. Open, beating Todd Martin in five sets (rallying from a 2 sets to 1 deficit) in the final.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Agassi and Sampras met in five tournament finals in 1995, all on hardcourt, with Agassi winning three of the five.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.The match took place in May 1890, and during the autumn, Pettitt declining to defend the title, Saunders assumed it, but five years later he was challenged by Peter Latham and beaten, Latham thus becoming the champion of the world both at racquets and tennis.^ Defending champion Novak Djokovic has crashed out of the ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena, despite a 7-6 6-3 victory over Rafael Nadal on Friday.
  • Tennis: News & Videos about Tennis - CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Roger Federer and Serena Williams have been named as 2009’s world champions by the International Tennis Federation after topping the year-end rankings.
  • Andre Agassi: Open for the Holidays 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

^ Tennis legend Andre Agassi recently published "Open," a no-holds-barred memoir of growing up to become a reluctant champion.
  • Free Internet Press :: Interview With Andre Agassi: "I Really Hated Tennis" :: Uncensored News For Real People 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC freeinternetpress.com [Source type: Original source]

.An American, George Standing, challenged him in 1897 for the racquets championship, but was beaten, and next year Pettitt challenged Latham at tennis.^ In tennis you stand face-to-face with the enemy, trade blows with him, but never touch him or talk to him, or anyone else.
  • A Tennis Star Who Hates Tennis? : NPR 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ Rafael Nadal overcame last year's nemesis Robin Soderling to win the World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
  • Tennis: News & Videos about Tennis - CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.In 1904 C. Fairs (" Punch ")") challenged Latham for the championship, but was beaten; but in 1908 Latham resigned his title, and Fairs then issued a challenge to any other player in the world to contest his right to the position of champion.^ Serena Williams will take on her older sister and defending champion Venus in the final of the season-ending WTA Championships in Qatar on Sunday as injuries again took their toll on the world's top women tennis players.
  • Tennis: News & Videos about Tennis - CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.The challenge was taken up in 1910 by G. F. Covey, the match for the championship, played at Brighton in the summer of 1910, being won by Fairs after a close contest, in which the younger player secured six sets to his opponent's seven, and fifty-three games to fifty-nine won by the champion.^ X Close As the 2009 tournament begins this week in New York, VIEW OUR GALLERY of legendary players, unforgettable matches, and famous fans.

^ The 2010 womens team returns five of its top six players and has added three promising freshmen and one redshirt.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

^ Agassi won three Masters Series events in 1995 - the Cincinnati Masters, the Miami Masters, and the Canada Masters, and seven titles total.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.Among amateurs a formal championship was not established till 1889, the recognized champion being the winner of the gold prize annually given by the Marylebone Cricket Club to its members, the competition not being made " open " till 1896. For fifteen years, from 1867 to 188r, J. M. Heathcote held the title, among those whom he defeated during that period being such fine tennis-players as Julian Marshall, G. B. Crawley, the Hon.^ Echizen Ryoma just joined the Seishun Gakuen Middle School tennis team, which is known for being one of the most competitive teams in Japan.
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^ He ended up being able to play the 1999 French Open, where he ended up in the final, two sets down, and came back to win the one title (French Open) that he was missing.
  • Perez Hilton: Andre Agassi Was A Meth User During Part Of Tennis Career, He Admits! 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pete Sampras held the 1993 Wimbledon, 1993 U.S. Open, and 1994 Australian Open titles simultaneously.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

C. G. Lyttelton (afterwards Lord Cobham), R. D. Walker, C. E. Boyle, and the Hon. Alfred Lyttelton. .In 1882 A. Lyttelton defeated Heathcote, only to be beaten next year by him, and to beat him in turn in 1884 and 1885; but in 1886 Heathcote (then fifty-three years of age) was again champion.^ At the time, Agassi was also only the third player since Laver to be the reigning champion of three of four Grand Slam events, missing only the Wimbledon title.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

From 1887 to 1895 inclusive the Hon. A. Lyttelton was champion, defeating during that time (besides Heathcote) A. J. Webbe, Sir Edward Grey and H. E. Crawley. .Grey's perseverance - he won the silver prize on six occasions - was rewarded with the gold prize in 1896, but he was dispossessed in 1897 by E. H. Miles, who won for the next ten years, with the exception of 1900 when he was beaten by J. B. Gribble.^ United States who won eight Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles.
  • Andre Agassi - Photos, Videos, Wallpapers and more at CelebritySpud.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.celebrityspud.com [Source type: General]

^ He won six further tournaments in 1988, and, by December of that year, he had surpassed U.S. $2 million in career prize money after playing in just 43 tournaments – the fastest anyone in history had reached that level.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ He won five titles in ten finals and was runner-up at the Miami Masters, losing to Marcelo Ríos, who became World No.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

On six occasions during this series Sir Edward Grey was second to the winner.
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.In 1889 the amateur championship, open to all amateurs, was instituted at Queen's Club, West Kensington.^ All sessions strip tickets Restaurant passes Arthur Ashe Stadium tickets Armstrong Stadium tickets U.S. Open grounds passes Women's championship tickets Men's championship tickets Find all U.S. Open tickets other tickets .
  • Tennis News & Results from Newsday.com 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

^ Xavier Malisse at the Queen's Club Championships to become the oldest top ranked male player since the ATP rankings began at 33 years and 13 days.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.The following list shows the winners: - It may be mentioned that Heathcote and Lyttelton, who monopolized the Marylebone Club's gold prize for twenty-nine years, were strict adherents to the old-fashioned classical game, the winning and defending of chases and the clever placing of the ball being the leading feature of their game.^ The clear high point for Agassi was winning the men's singles gold medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, beating Sergi Bruguera of Spain in the final 6–2, 6–3, 6–1.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ AGASSI: He thought he played real good, you know, pick up the game at about 25 years old, so he was -- he hit the ball all right but nowhere near, you know.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She helped lead the Lady Lions to a second-place finish in the Show Me Summer Shootout and a fourth-place finish in the Harding Bison Classic earlier this fall.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

.A different and less attractive style of play, consisting of harder hitting, asserted itself in Miles's first success, ,which was followed by many others; but Jay Gould, an American amateur, who beat Miles for the championship in 1907 and again in 1908, owed his success to the perfection of his style in the older and more scientific tennis.^ When Agassi started playing tennis, his ball collection filled 60 garbage cans with 300 balls per can, and Agassi would hit 3,000–5,000 balls every day.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ As a result, players who were able to consistently hit at sharp angles with pace, particularly those who could do this on the run, gave him trouble.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ That's, you know, but you know the people got me through it like they did so many other times on the tennis court.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

He did not defend his title in 1909, when Miles again became amateur champion in his absence, a title which Miles again retained in 1910.
.The universities of Oxford and Cambridge have played two matches, two-handed and four-handed, ever since 1859, with the exception of 1864 when neither match was played.^ UT-Tyler only had four players, which led to UA Fort Smith (14-9) winning one doubles match and two singles matches by default.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

^ After losing her first round match in winners bracket play, Kenzie McCullough of Henryetta, Okla., won four consecutive matches to capture the No.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

.The games are played at the court of the Marylebone Club.^ Tennis Play a full game of tennis on the courts with the pros.
  • Tennis - AbcArcade.com 16 September 2009 12:58 UTC www.abcarcade.com [Source type: General]

^ KING: Does it still come with you, like when you get on the court, you're just knocking the ball around and then you start to play a game.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

Tennis in America

.Few tennis-courts existed in America before 1880, about which time the buildings of the Boston Athletic Association and the New York Racquet and Tennis Club were built.^ Laver-Great player, not much to say about him, as it was primarily before my time.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

^ University of Arkansas - Fort Smith tennis players won the recent Fort Smith City Doubles Championships and the Mixed Doubles Championships at Fort Smith Athletic Club.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

^ Admitting to drug use in his new memoir, "Open," the tennis legend talks about his love-hate relationship with the sport and how "everyday has been a form of atonement" .
  • Andre Agassi on 'Open,' Drug Use in Tennis and His 'Atonement' - WSJ.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.There are now also courts at Chicago, Tuxedo, Lakewood and several other places, but the game is naturally played by comparatively few persons.^ Play this free game now!!
  • Tennis - AbcArcade.com 16 September 2009 12:58 UTC www.abcarcade.com [Source type: General]

^ Rankings, era played, strengths and weaknesses of game, standout shots, titles won, grand slams won, masters series titles won, and a few more.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

^ Now it was my decision: No, I won't stop, I will continue for a few years -- and play for myself.
  • Free Internet Press :: Interview With Andre Agassi: "I Really Hated Tennis" :: Uncensored News For Real People 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC freeinternetpress.com [Source type: Original source]

.Tom Pettitt, mentioned above as for several years champion of the world, was for many years in charge of the Boston courts.^ Roger Federer and Serena Williams have been named as 2009’s world champions by the International Tennis Federation after topping the year-end rankings.
  • Andre Agassi: Open for the Holidays 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

^ We played the same tournaments year after year and we go back to the same place and many times the seats have been full and that has meant the world to me for sure.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

Other first-class men are Alfred Tompkins of New York, Boakes of Chicago, and Forester. .Richard Sears first won the American championship in 1892, and it has been won since by F. Warren, B. S. de Garmendia, L. M. Stockton (four times), Eustace Miles (champion of Great Britain), Joshua Crane, and Jay Gould (amateur champion 1907 and 1908).^ Agassi attended the Australian Open for the first time and won it in his first attempt, beating Sampras in a four set final.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ At the 1999 French Open, Agassi and Steffi Graf were the surprise champions, since he had not won a grand slam title since 1995 and she since 1996.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ At the time, Agassi was also only the third player since Laver to be the reigning champion of three of four Grand Slam events, missing only the Wimbledon title.
  • Andre Agassi - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.The older courts at Boston and New York are rather low and small, but the newer ones are perfect.^ Had he won just one time in Australia or New York, or not burned out at age 26, we would probably have him there as well.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

See J. M. Heathcote, Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Rackets, Fives, in " The Badminton Library," new and revised edition (London, 1903); Racquets, Tennis and Squash, by Eustace Miles (London, 1902)


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.Tennis is a game played between two single players, in the singles game, or two teams of two players each, in the doubles game.^ He was undefeated in doubles play and was 17-2 in singles play.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

^ She played in 141 games as a freshman and was second on the team with 345 kills and third with 52 aces.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

.To play, the players use a strung racquet to hit the tennis ball and send it over the net into the opponent's court.^ AGASSI: Hot tennis, hit the ball well.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When I look out that window and I see him down there on the tennis court and I see him out there in the hot Vegas sun hitting tennis balls I realize that he's not pushy.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hard court tends to allow for everybody to be physical with their movement, because you stop when you want to stop and you can play a long ways back because the courts are slow enough these days, the balls are slow enough, or you can come forward and get to net.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.The purpose of the game is to either send the ball into the opponent's court in such a way that the opponent cannot return it fairly into your own court.^ I strongly believe that if Sampras and Federer were to play each other in their primes on either a grass or hard court Sampras would find a way to win.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

^ What is your source of inspiration for every time that you get on that court and you put your heart and your soul into every game?
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KING: Does it still come with you, like when you get on the court, you're just knocking the ball around and then you start to play a game.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.This would include not being able to return it at all, causing the opponent to return it low and into the net, or returning it outside of the boundaries of your own court.^ What is your source of inspiration for every time that you get on that court and you put your heart and your soul into every game?
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I still think, if you put the two on the court, all things being equal, Pete would eek out a win.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

.The game is played all over the world, professionally and by amateurs.^ I often wonder how all the players in history would play in todays modern game.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

^ The GREATEST PLAYER OF ALL TIME, based on time at season ending #1 also happens to be the ONLY player I can think of who was ranked #1 in the world as a junior, as an amateur, as a professional, as an open player and as a veteran at various age groups.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

.The simplicity of the game makes it possible for anyone who can hold a racquet, including those in wheelchairs and the very old and very young, to participate.^ Should mention, Becker is not forgotten, his return of serve and his serve and volley make him very dangerous to anyone on this list; especially on grass.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

^ There's ways you can make this game very identifiable to many people.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

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.This page is a stub. Help us expand it, and you get a cookie.^ Find out how you can become a member of our Grand Slam Foundation and help us to grow the game of tennis.
  • Kern Community Tennis Association 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.kerntennis.org [Source type: General]

^ Encyclopedia.com home page About us Help Site feedback Privacy policy Terms and conditions .
  • lawn tennis - FREE lawn tennis information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, pictures, information! 11 September 2009 7:22 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]
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Tennis
Box artwork for Tennis.
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s) January 14, 1984
Wii Virtual Console
Genre(s) Tennis
System(s) NES, Arcade, Famicom Disk System, e-Reader, Wii Virtual Console
Players 1-2
Rating(s)
CERO: All ages
ESRB: Everyone
PEGI: Ages 3+
OFLC: General
For other games in the tennis genre, see Category:Tennis.
.Tennis was the ninth game that Nintendo released for the Famicom.^ Andre Agassi Tennis for SNES Play classic game Andre Agassi Tennis on PC. > More Publisher's Products New Games Released .
  • Andre Agassi Tennis for SNES free Download 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.brothersoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tennis Nintendo Tennis Release: August 1989 » More Info Game Stats .
  • Tennis for GB - Tennis Game Boy - Tennis GB Game 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

.It was the sixth best selling Famicom game released during 1983 and 1984, selling approximately 1,560,000 copies in it's lifetime.^ Agassi stopped by to promote his best-selling autobiography, "Open," which was released earlier this month.

^ As best as I can determine, both Connors and Borg stopped playing in it during the mid 1970s, and McEnroe didn’t show up until about 1983.
  • Is Andre Agassi 'Great'? - Blogcritics Culture 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was the first tennis game for the NES.^ In 1996 he won a gold medal in the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga., becoming the first American man to win the gold in singles tennis since 1924.
  • AGASSI, Andre (Kirk) 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.history.com [Source type: General]

^ In order to determine your tennis string racquet performance, you need to try out a few different brands, and then determine the best type of string for your game.
  • Tennis, Tennis Apparel, Tennis Rackets, Tennis Uniforms 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC tennis.lifetips.com [Source type: General]

^ TENNIS Whether a seasoned tennis pro or just learning the game, Etowah Valley offers a first-class tennis experience.
  • Find Clay Tennis Courts at Etowah Valley Golf Resort 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.etowahvalley.com [Source type: General]

It was released in arcades as Vs. Tennis as part of Nintendo's Vs. arcade system. .It was re-released for the Famicom Disk System, and later as a set of e-Reader cards for the Game Boy Advance.^ Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced player, our world-class instruction will help you play better tennis and get more enjoyment from the game.
  • Tennis Summer Camps | Julian Krinsky | Program 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.tenniscamps.us [Source type: General]

In 2006, it was released for the Wii Virtual Console.
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.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ What is your source of inspiration for every time that you get on that court and you put your heart and your soul into every game?
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.Tennis is a game played between either two players ("singles") or two teams of two players ("doubles").^ She is an excellent all-court player, and we expect her to immediately make a strong impact for the Lady Lions tennis team, Huckelbury said.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

^ She played in 141 games as a freshman and was second on the team with 345 kills and third with 52 aces.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

^ UA Fort Smith has one remaining doubles team in winners bracket play.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. .In some places tennis is still called lawn tennis to distinguish it from real tennis (also known as royal tennis or court tennis), an older form of the game that originated in France in the Middle Ages and is played indoors on a very different court.^ Still plays an hour of tennis a day.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KING: That would hardly seem the place to play tennis being the climate is rather difficult.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He doesn’t discuss anything at all post 2006 except - very briefly - the foundation, Graf and trying to find a more settled place with tennis.
  • Andre Agassi: Open for the Holidays 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

Originating in England in the late 19th century, lawn tennis spread first throughout the English-speaking world, particularly among the upper classes. .Tennis is now once again an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society, by all ages, and in many countries around the world.^ I expect all of our student-athletes to be great in the classroom, as well as on the playing surface of their respective sport.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

^ JOHN ROBERTS, CNN ANCHOR: Larry, I played tennis in high school, but nothing on that level.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I’m now an official blogger on tennis-x and I really would never have done it if you guys weren’t around to force me to come up with arguments and debates on the latest tennis issues.
  • Andre Agassi: Open for the Holidays 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.tennis-x.com [Source type: General]

Except for the adoption of the tie-breaker in the 1970s, its rules have remained remarkably unchanged since the 1890s. .Along with its millions of players, millions of people follow tennis as a spectator sport, especially the four Grand Slam tournaments.^ UA Fort Smith currently competes in four mens sports basketball, baseball, golf and tennis and four womens sports volleyball, basketball, golf and tennis.
  • Tennis, Tennis, UA Fort Smith 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.uafortsmith.edu [Source type: General]

^ Says: June 7th, 2009 at 11:39 pm He is also one of six men to win on all four grand slam surfaces.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

^ The most underrated player of the Open Era, Lendl competed in a record 19 Grand Slam singles finals, winning eight.
  • The Top Ten Tennis Players of All Time - The Sports Truth 15 September 2009 3:44 UTC www.thesportstruth.com [Source type: General]

Contents

History and Development

Rules

Shots

Tournaments

Great Players

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Tennis is a sport played with a felt covered rubber ball, a racket, and a court.

First, early in the 12th century, players in France played this sport with their hands. It was called “Jeu de Paume”. In the 16th century the sport came to England and the players played with rackets. Now it was called “tennis”. It became very popular in England and France. King Henry III was a big fan of the game.

There are many different kinds of courts, like grass, clay, or a hard court. The goal of tennis is to hit the ball over the net into the other player’s court. When the other player can’t return the ball, a point is won. The game is played with two or four people. When it’s played with two people, it’s called “singles”, and when it’s played with four people, it’s called “doubles”. The court has "alleys" on each side, which are "fair" territory when playing doubles.

A tennis game has a number of sets. Each set has a number of games, and each game has points. The points are counted love (0)(after the French l'oeuf), fifteen (15), thirty (30), forty (40). If both players get to forty, the score is deuce from which 2 more points are needed to win the game. When one player reaches six games, it is one set. If it is a three set match, the player who wins two sets first is the winner. If the game count reaches 5-5, the set must be won with two more games than the other player, like 7-5 or 8-6. When the game count gets to 6-6, a "tiebreaker" is played. In a tiebreak, players have to get at least seven points while getting two more points than the other player to win the set. In tiebreak points are called “one,” “two,” etc.

The game started in England during the 1800s. Tennis is now a sport that is played at the Olympic Games. They also have big tournaments like the U.S. Open, Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. These four are known as Grand Slam events. Tennis’s official name is "lawn tennis"[needs proof]. From 1998, every September 23rd, is called "Tennis Day".

There is also soft tennis. Soft tennis is different from regulation tennis. For example, racket, ball and rules are different. Soft tennis is popular in Asia. Thousands of people play soft tennis.

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