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tennis swearing

Tennis Swearing: Controversial or necessary?

Is tennis swearing a problem? Those who run both professional tennis tours are equally anxious to make sure that the game presents a family-friendly image, with players showing competitiveness but not straying beyond the bounds of what the tours consider appropriate professional behaviour. They hope this will mean that more parents are likely to encourage …

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Tennis Hindrance Rule

Tennis Hindrance Rule

What is the tennis hindrance rule? Why does it matter? The tennis hindrance rule was introduced to prevent any tactics designed to affect a player’s concentration or psychological state during a match, and is designed to make sure that opponents cannot put us off our shot, either deliberately or accidentally. This rule is in stark …

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Tie-Break Tennis Rules

Tie-Break Tennis Rules

Traditionally, a set of tennis would continue until one player, having won a minimum of six games, led by two clear games. As you can imagine, if the competitors were well matched, with powerful serves that were difficult to break, matches could go on for some considerable time.  Whilst some traditionalists wanted to maintain this …

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