TennisIt is a racket sport that is practiced between two players or two couples in a rectangular court separated by a net. It consists in striking a ball with the racket over the net, trying to make it bounce on the opposite court, and that the rival is not able to strike it back. Matches are played to the best of three or five sets.
A set is won when a player/couple reaches six games won, with a minimum difference of two games. In case players/couples tie at 5 games won, it can be extended until one reaches seven to five. If they tie at six games, a tie break game is played, which consists in scoring seven points, with a difference of two. In case none of the players reach that difference upon reaching seven points, the game continues indefinitely until one of the competitors reaches said difference. Tennis is a sport that demands from the players a complete mastery of different strike and spin techniques. It also requires great physical and mental stamina, to execute the quick body movements we see. The typical strokes known are: the serve, forehand, backhand, lob, volley, slice and smash, among others. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the maximum ruling body that aims to regulate, expand and promote this sport around the world. Likewise, the Professional Tennis Association (ATP) is the body that organizes the professional male tennis circuits aiming to oversee and protect the interest of the players. With this same objective, the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) was born. Tennis at #Santiago2023 will offer quota places for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.