Here, the clock doesn’t help you out!
Tennis is a yearround sport that can be played outdoors or indoors. Anyone can play. And it’s so much fun. But that’s just for starters. Here are the first 23 of 46 more reasons why tennis is great.
“The great thing about tennis is you just can’t run out the clock,” points out Darren Cahill, an Australian Davis Cupper who has coached Roger Federer, Andre Agassi and current world No. 1 Simona Halep. No matter how tired, nervous or injured you are, you have to win the last point. Nothing is more exhilarating, albeit sometimes nerveracking, than closing out close matches. And, for fans, nothing is more thrilling than their favourite player reaching championship point.
Two is enough
Unlike football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, cricket and other leading team sports that require doubledigit players for a game, tennis requires only two players for a robust practice or match.
The great ones treat us to their brilliant trademark shots with astonishing frequency. The deadly forehands of Federer, Rafael Nadal, Ivan Lendl and Steffi Graf. The overpowering and stunningly accurate serves of Serena Williams, Pete Sampras, Pancho Gonzales and Milos Raonic. The impeccable backhands of Novak Djokovic, Don Budge, Agassi and Lindsay Davenport. The devastating volleys of Martina Navrat
Varied arsenal: The great ones treat us to their brilliant trademark shots with astonishing frequency. Steffi Graf had a deadly forehand.