Game, set, match! Tennis is a racket sport that is played on various surfaces all around the world. Matches are most commonly played as “singles” (one player per side), however, some matches are played as “doubles” (two players per side) or mixed.
Tennis courts are rectangular and compact, with athletes required to be quick on their feet and spend much of the match moving laterally to return the hits of the opposing player.
A high level of aerobic and muscular endurance is also important as matches can ranging from 1 - 5 hours depending on the level of competition.