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Tennis court seeking an introduction in English! ! Not very long -

innocently aviva2010-02-03 13:01:42 +0000 #1
Introduction to English - not very long - Thank you, the `-
shingkit2010-02-03 13:13:47 +0000 #2
Tennis is played on a rectangular, flat surface, usually grass, clay, a hardcourt of concrete and / or asphalt and occasionally carpet (indoor). The court is 78 feet (23.77 m) long, and 27 feet (8.23 m) wide for singles matches and 36 ft (10.97 m) for doubles matches. Additional clear space around the court is required in order for players to reach overrun balls. A net is stretched across the full width of the court, parallel with the baselines, dividing it into two equal ends. The net is 3 feet 6 inches (1.07 m) high at the posts and 3 feet (91.4 cm) high in the center.

The modern tennis court owes its design to Major Walter Clopton Wingfield who, in 1873, patented a court much the same as the current one for his stické tennis (sphairistike). This template was modified in 1875 to the court design that exists today, with markings similar to Wingfield's version, but with the hourglass shape of his court changed to a rectangle. [25]

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