Tennis is the grand sport…
There is something magnificent about the game. And, there is a reason singles is far more popular than doubles. Its the world of mano-amano. Man against man and also quite frankly woman against woman which is growing in popularity. Two famous tennis quotes include:
Kings of Tennis 2014 – HRNews-Sport
It’s one-on-one out there, man. There ain’t no hiding. I can’t pass the ball. Pete Sampras
The uniqueness of tennis
Basketball has its stars but its about the team. Football is the huge scrum of men lead by the quarterback. Soccer is the long running action of the ball flying around the field. Hockey is icy cold, fast paced with the occasional fight for fun. NASCAR well what can you say about boys driving around in cars.
But tennis, there is nothing quite like it. The large crowd at center court watching two of the greats pounding each other serve, return volley – back and forth. Or it could be the friendly match in your local neighborhood. Its still that focus of its all on my shoulders to win, to focus, to run, to plan, to forge forward to my success. Like Pete said, you can’t pass the ball.
Even its origin in “real tennis” which was the sport of kings (see Wikipedia) speaks to its aura of nobleness, valor and ultimate triumph. When you’re the best at tennis you sit on top of the world as the the sole, single champion. Borg, Laver, Sampras, Agassi, Williams, McEnroe, King, Navratilova, Connors, Federer and so many others have reached that pinnacle.
If you haven’t considered tennis as a sport to play and follow, you should. If your out playing today keep it up, encourage others to join the sport of kings.
The History of Tennis!
- History of tennis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most historians believe that tennis originated in the monastic cloisters in northern France in the 12th century, but the ball was then struck with the palm of the hand hence the name jeu de paume (“game of the palm”). It was not until the 16th cen
- What sport is called sports of kings
- The Real Sport of Kings – WSJ.com
The centuries-old game of real tennis is played by just 10,000 people and only four countries on the planet still have courts. Now the game is planning to expand.