|Governing Body:||International Tennis Federation (ITF)|
Tennis is one of the most played racquet sports in the world that is played on a variety of surfaces like grass, clay, cement, coated asphalt and carpet. It is believed to have originated in the 13th century in France where players used to hit the ball with their hands. The sport is a regular event at the Summer Olympics since 1988 and consists of other tournaments like Grand Slam, ATP World Tour, WTA Tour etc. International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the global governing body of Tennis.
To hit the ball over the net into the opponent’s court in such a way that the opponent can’t play a valid return.
Tennis is played by either two players (one player per side) or by four players as a game of doubles (two players per side).
Tennis is played on a rectangular court which is 78 feet long and 27 feet wide for singles matches and 36 feet wide for doubles matches. The service line is 21 feet from the net and is divided into two halves marking the left and right service courts. The baseline of the court is 18 feet from the service line. The net is placed at the center of the court and should stretch beyond the width of the doubles court by 3 feet and is 3.6 feet high at posts and 3 feet high at the center. Tennis can be played on a variety of surfaces which are grass, clay, hard courts or carpet courts.
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