Scholieren.com maakt gebruik van cookies

Scholieren.com gebruikt cookies onder andere om de website te analyseren en te verbeteren, voor social media en om er voor te zorgen dat je voor jou relevante advertenties te zien krijgt. Je geeft, door gebruik te blijven maken van deze website of door op 'cookies zijn ok!' te drukken, aan akkoord te zijn met het gebruik van cookies op Scholieren.com. Meer weten over deze cookies, klik dan hier.

Cookie-instellingen wijzigen

Functioneel Noodzakelijk voor het functioneren van de website (vereist)
Statistieken Voor analyse doeleinden om de website te verbeteren (vereist)
Social media Voor het laten functioneren van like buttons
Advertenties Om bij te houden welke advertenties je al hebt gezien en hoe vaak

Tennis

Engels

Spreekbeurt

Tennis

 
7.0 / 10
81 stemmen van bezoekers
3e klas vwo
niveau
  • Vossiaan
  • EN
  • 872 woorden
  • 5450 keer
    11 deze maand
  • 2 maart 2005

Log in op Scholieren.com

Maak een profiel aan of log in om te stemmen.

Geef dit een cijfer

Omdat je geen profiel hebt kan je stem niet aangepast worden.
Maak hier een profiel aan.

Tennis was original named Lawn Tennis, a game played on a rectangular court, in which two (singles) or four (doubles) players use strung rackets to hit a ball back and forth over a net at the centre of the court. The object is to hit the ball so that an opponent cannot reach or return it correctly.

History
There are different theories about the founding of tennis.
There is a Greek painting found, showing sort of a game of tennis from 500 years bC.
An Italian painting from 1734 (the box of hyacintus) was found as well, and on the painting you see one tennis racket and 2 tennis balls.

The most likely story is that tennis derived from the French ballgame “jeu de paume”, that was already played in the eleventh century. First people hit the ball with their hands, later they used a plank which was attached to their hand and after that a plank with a handle.
And now we use a tennis racket.
The one that served the ball first shouted: “Tenez!” which is French for “Take that!” and the word tennis came from that.
The game as we know it today was born in 1873, when a major invented the game
“Sphairistikè”, where our game evolved from. It soon became very popular in Great Britain. The first tennis championship was in 1877.

The game and the court
You play tennis on a tennis court. The court is divided in two pieces by the net, which is exactly ninety-one centimeters in the middle. Each half is divided in 5 parts. The underground is made of gravel (grounded bricks), concrete, grass, artificial turf or carpet. The sort of underground has a lot of influence on the bouncing and the speed of the ball. On gravel the ball bounces higher and slower and on grass it bounces low and fast.

You play tennis one against one (single) or two against two (double). When you play double you must make the field wider by adding the “tramrails”.
You have to try to hit the ball on the field of your opponent and score games that way. Each point starts with a service. When the ball hits the line, it’s in. The scoring table goes like this: when you score one point the score is 15-0 (say: fifteen-luv). And when you score another it’s 30-0. Another makes 40-0. But then your opponent scores: 40-15. If you score again, then you have a game. So you have to make a point 4 times to make a game.
When you win six games, you’ve won the set. But if it’s 6-5 in games, you must play on till the difference is two games. When the score is 6-6, you must play a tiebreak. The first person that makes 7 points wins, and the difference must be 2 points again.
The one that wins the most sets of three sets (or five sets when men play) wins the match.

Ways to hit the ball
If you are playing tennis you can hit the ball in different ways. You can do a forehand or a backhand for example. An important hit is the service, every point begins with that. Then you hit the ball above your head and the ball goes diagonally in the service compartment.
And there is the volley, then you hit the ball before the ball gets a chance to bounce.
And of course there is the smash, when the ball is above your head and you try to hit it hard. A smash that’s in is hard for your opponent to play back.

Youth competition
If you are a member of a tennis club (like DDV or Goldstar or Amstelpark), you can play the competition in the summer. Then you play with your club against kids from other clubs. But you can only join when you’re a good player and of course you have to know the score table well. In a competition you will be in a team with two boys and two girls. Then there are different matches: boys single, girls single, boys double, girls double and mixed double (that’s a boy and a girl against a boy and a girl from another club). If you win a match you get one point, and you must try to get as much points as possible for your club. There are also tournaments where you don’t play for your club but for yourself.

Training
If you are a member of a tennis club, you can get tennis lessons (tennis training). There you learn all the kinds of hits and how to use them (technique). You also learn tactics, how to play good matches and of course the score system. You get those lessons from a trainer, and learn them while playing games, playing small matches and getting some theory about tennis.


Major tournaments
Major tournaments are worldwide tournaments where the best players of all countries of the world play in: like Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the Davis Cup and Roland Garos. Some famous tennis players are: Richard Krajicek, Pete Sampras, Paul Haarhuis, Martina Hingis and Venus Williams. This was our talk.

 

Let op

De verslagen op Scholieren.com zijn gemaakt door middelbare scholieren en bedoeld als naslagwerk. Gebruik je hoofd en plagieer niet: je leraar weet ook dat Scholieren.com bestaat.

Heb je een aanvulling op dit verslag? Laat hem hier achter.

 

voeg reactie toe

Sneller en makkelijker reageren?
Login of maak een profiel aan

8178
 

reacties

 
jullie hebben mij gered tijdens mij spreekbeurt
door gail djojoastro (reageren) op 8 maart 2012 om 23:58
euhm... je hebt gewoon alles letterlijk vertaald van een ander werkstuk op deze site... een beetje nep maarja en de grammatica en woordvolgordes kloppen ook niet :S erg jammer je hebt echt ALLES overgenomen en gewoon vertaald op een vertaal site want er klopt helemaal niets van...
door ANNO (reageren) op 26 maart 2013 om 19:42