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How to Hold a Tennis Racket Properly

When beginners first grip a tennis racket, the natural tendency is to hold the handle in a tight grip with the thumb wrapped around the index finger. Another common mistake is to place the index finger behind the grip, pointed toward the head of the racket. This is not only ineffective in that it diminishes power on the stroke, but …

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Tennis Rules: Guide to Scoring & Tennis Basics

Tennis rules have changed little since the origin of lawn tennis in England in the late 1890s. Two exceptions are the elimination in 1962 of the service rule requiring at least one foot be planted at all times, and the tiebreaker, which wasn’t introduced until the 1970s. Modern tennis is a racket sport played on a 78 feet (23.77 m) …