Equipment of Tennis
Tennis can be played indoors and outdoors all year round and is the most popular sport of both leisure and competition. The only equipment required for beginners is a racket and balls.
More information on rackets, balls, and miscellaneous equipment are listed below:
Tennis rackets have a neck join circular frame that holds tightly pulled strings by column and row order and can be held by the handle. In the first century, the first rackets were made of wood and the strings were made of animal gut.
In later years, we have developed rackets using carbon graphite, ceramic, and light metals such as titanium to increase their strength. These products allow us to create more powerful over-sized rackets. The great achievement of introducing synthetic strings has ensured the production of durable and powerful rackets.
Tennis balls are made of void rubber covered with a felt coating. In the early years, tennis balls were white. The twentieth century has gradually changed the main color to Optic Yellow to allow for better visibility.
Better performance can be achieved through a variety of accessories. Racket handles can be modified with porous materials to enhance the grip for players. The strings can be modified for a better feel through vibrations. Specialized tennis shoes can be used. They have wide, flat soles for grip to the court surface and a set-up front formation to avoid excess wear.
Indoor Tennis Courts – The New Thing to Look Out for
Indoor tennis courts are very much the new thing to expect at all major tennis championships because players, officials, and the fans never want to see a match getting disrupted by the likes of rain or excessive heat. The first indoor tennis courts to be used in professional tennis were the two stadiums in Australia.
These two stadiums were used in the Australian Open to prevent matches from getting hampered by rain, heat, and excessive sunlight. These stadiums have a retractable roof which can be used in times of need. The roof can be closed which will prevent the forces of nature from playing havoc with the match.
But the process of using indoor tennis courts is not as simple as it seems. The entire surface has to be different as the indoor tennis courts need to have a different surface than the courts which are played in the open.
There are a lot of factors that would affect the outdoor courts but which would not play any role in indoor tennis stadiums. Accordingly, the surface has to be modified so that the players do not face any difficulty.
No other court especially the Grand Slam court has indoor tennis courts. The rain or excessive heat has always been one of the hindering factors at all other courts except for Australian Open courts.