The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England as "lawn tennis" in the 19th century, but its roots can be traced back even further to 18th century France where the game was played with your bare hands. Today, tennis is a popular recreational and spectator sport, played by millions around the world.
This educational and entertaining video will get you up to speed on common tennis terminology such as what is a set and the difference between a return and a serve, a backhand drive and a forehand drive, a drop shot and a volley or smash and much more. You'll receive guidance on equipment including how to select a proper tennis racquet and what to look for in tennis shoes. For those looking to play competitively one day, you'll also learn all the variations of the field of play, according to the official International Tennis Federation rules.