Tennis Essay Examples

  • Personal Statement

    588 words - 3 pages

    Personal Statement for the National Merit Competition. This was written by the BigNerd himself. "Would you please get the mail," my mother implored as I entered the door. Heading towards the mailbox, I wondered if I would find daily assortment of bills and catalogues or something interesting addressed to me. To my delight, the first item was the new issue of PC Computing. Ever since I was introduced to computers when I was five, I have been fascinated by them. The summer before my sophomore year of high school, I wrote a program called Quickchange 95 using Visual Basic.

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    497 words - 2 pages

    The rules, and regulations of tennis is the same everywhere in the world. Tennis is a popular sport which requires skill, agility, and concentration when playing. Over the years, tennis has become a popular sport to participate in and watch all over the world. Many experts believe that tennis was invented in 1873 by British Army officer, Walter Clopton Wingfield. Wingfield said that he modeled the game after the ancient Greek sport of Sphairistikй (“Playing at ball”). The first players of tennis called the game lawn tennis or tennis-on-the-lawn. The name now differs from country to co

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    My Homesickness Experience While Living In Florida

    757 words - 4 pages

    Feeling homesick is a natural reaction most of us experience when we move on from one phase of our life to another and leave important relationships behind. We begin to establish a sense of ourselves being separate from our family and friends, which is really important. The sooner we get along with new people and get involved in a new life, the sooner these feeling disappears. It's hard to be homesick because you're caught between two things you want - to have fun with your friends or want to be back home where you feel safe. Homesickness can be overcomed with time, most of us experience this.

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    What Is An Athlete

    501 words - 3 pages

    Athlete What is an athlete? An athlete can be defined as a person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those performed in competitive contexts, but I believe it takes much more then just that. I have been told by Dr. Hugh Brine, an athletic psychologist that all sports are 80% mental and 20% physical. So not only does it take strength, agility, and endurance; it also requires you to be mentally tough. Mental toughness is what sets apart a good athlete from a great athlete. Un

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    Wimbledon Champion

    660 words - 3 pages

    Here she is, in a dark changing room, putting tennis uniform on her perfect body. Maria is extremely nervous, her voice is unstable and the knees are shaking. Finally, she decides to leave. Walking down the endless hallways, time seems infinite. Sharapova meets her coach and friends that are trying, omnipotently, to calm her down. She sits down on the benches, opens up her tennis bag, grips her racquet and tells her self that this is the moment she was waiting for. All those drills that used to bring her close to unconsciousness and all those long, exhausting hours of practice were not for not

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    Research Prospectus

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    Many people take pictures for sheer joy and many take pictures for memories. I’ve taken numerous amounts of pictures throughout my life and many of them have been for memories. One of my favorite pictures is a picture a tennis team that I played on during my senior year of high school. There are seventeen people in the picture and they are all dressed in the same uniform. When someone thinks of everyone wearing the same uniform, they usually think of something related to an army or militia. At first glance, the picture could be of any sort of outdoor team for an organized sport. However, if ta

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    Rafael Nadal

    360 words - 2 pages

    Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal was born on June 3, 1986, in Manacor. His parents Sebastian and Ana Maria introduced him to tennis at a very young age and he played his first championship tournament at the age of 8 years old. He became a professional in 2001 when he was 15 years old, and won his first ATP match when he beat Ramon Delgado, it made him the ninth player to do so before turning sixteen. His uncle Toni Nadal is his coach and his manager is Carlos Costa. The year 2005 proved to be a year of crucial importance for Nadal. By May 2005 he had made it into the top 5, Nadal had won ten addit

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    1569 words - 7 pages

    Tennis - History, Rules, and Technique The rules, and regulations of tennis is the same everywhere in the world. Tennis is a popular sport which requires skill, agility, and concentration when playing. Over the years, tennis has become a popular sport to participate in and watch all over the world. Many experts believe that tennis was invented in 1873 by British Army officer, Walter Clopton Wingfield. Wingfield said that he modeled the game after the ancient Greek sport of Sphairistikй (“Playing at ball”). The first players of tennis called the game lawn tennis or tennis-on-the-lawn. T

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    696 words - 3 pages

    Sports are my favorite kind of activity. I spent most of my time watching different kinds of sports. When I was a kid, I used to go with my sisters to watch athletic competitions at the Independence Stadium. However, I was not involved in any kind of sports until I was in high school, where I participated in shot put, handball and tennis, which became my favorite sports. Besides, I started throwing shot put when I was in grade eight. Throwing shot put involved lot of strength and power to compete. I have the potential, so I started to train to build strength. Strength was something I ne

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    Althea Gibson

    545 words - 3 pages

    Althea Gibson was an extremely famous African American tennis player. She had to overcome many difficult obstacles to play the game she loved. Althea was born on August25, 1927 in Silver, South Carolina. Althea grew up in Harlem, New York. Her family was excruciatingly poor. Her family was on welfare, and were clients of the Society for Prevention of cruelty to children. Althea had trouble in school and ran away from home frequently. Despite a troubling childhood Althea was able to us a special gift that she had. Althea played at many black tennis tournaments. At the time when Althea gre

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    Essay On Martina Navratilova

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    "I came to live in a country I love; some people label me a defector. I have loved men and women in my life; I've been labeled the bisexual defector in print. Want to know another secret? I'm even ambidextrous. I don't like labels. Just call me Martina." From martina’s autobiography. Martina Navratilova a woman who is considered the greatest Female tennis player of all time, But many people don’t understand the painful dramatic and controversial struggles this woman has had to face through out her career to get to where she is today. Martina was born on the 18th of October 1956, in Prague,

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    Ragtime The Scott Joplin Story

    2119 words - 9 pages

    I recently learned a valuable lesson. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Not in the literal term anyway. The meaning is that when you have something of good use, put it to use. I have never put any of my skills to a great use just because I am sometimes lazy. OK, I am always lazy, but still my statement stands. I used to have a tennis racket that I never used; it was just sitting in my garage. Little did I know that it would be the gateway to a great sport. The same situation happened to Scott Joplin, but he used his skill to develop his musical talent rather than tennis. Scott Joplin

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    History Of Tennis

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    “History of Tennis” Tennis is one of the most premier sports that most don’t know about. I play tennis for my College, but outside of scoring I don’t know much about the sport. I’ve had fellow students, who came out to support our games ask me about some of the terminology, and I could only answer tennis. I’m curious about the meaning of some of these terms. How did the idea for tennis come about? Why did some of the terms get there? The answers to these questions may come as a surprise to most. Many people watch tennis on television, or in person, and become lost by some of the terms. Ther

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    Sports Siblings

    498 words - 2 pages

    The Greatest Sports Siblings By: Antonio Searcy Are the Williams sisters or the Manning brothers the best sports siblings in history? Are the Mannings success from genetics handed down from their father who played In the NFL in the 1970s? The Williams sisters are first generation professional tennis players and have become a force to be reckoned with. Both siblings have the popularity, statistics and more accolades than one could imagine. Which of the two siblings are America’s favorite? The Williams sisters have dominated the tennis scene for the last ten years. The elder

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    My Life

    490 words - 2 pages

    Distinguishing my self from the crowd by advancing my skills. Testing a variety of occupations that would allow me to achieve success. I felt crushed when these goals were halted because I didn’t complete the Palo Alto Explorer Program. I spent weeks preparing for academic tests, simulated medical and trauma situations, and making my self physically fit. But when it was time to qualify for a position as an explorer, I was told I was eligible for the American Red Cross certification but not for their program. This experience truly diminished my confidence until I read a quote by Arthur Ashe, a

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    Roger Feder

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    1068902 Loris Peternelli Friday, November 5th, 2010 Short Term Paper Assignment: Roger Federer Karim Rhoualem Roger Federer, Swiss professional tennis player, considered as a modern-day sports genius is the person I have chosen to speak about. I have chosen him for the fact that he is an exceptional athlete and can be looked upon as an inspirational character by almost everyone. He is record holder of Grand Slam championships and longest consecutive weeks being ranked number one tennis player in the world. His success has derived from obviously hard work and great talent, but th

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    Rules Of Ping Pong

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    The Official RULES PING-Pong 2.1 The Table 2.1.1 The upper surface of the table, known as the playing surface, shall be rectangular, 2.74 m long and 1.525 m wide, and shall lie in a horizontal plane 76 cm above the floor. 2.1.2 The playing surface shall not include the vertical sides of the tabletop. 2.1.3 The playing surface may be of any material and shall yield a uniform bounce of about 23 cm when a standard ball is dropped on to it from a height of 30 cm. 2.1.4 The playing surface shall be uniformly dark colored and matte, but with a white side line, 2 cm wide, along each 2.74 m ed

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    Comparative Writing Of Poems

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    Comparative writing task between New Prince, New Pomp and Japans New Prince New Prince was written by Robert Southwell. He is writing about the birth of Christ. He wrote this poem in 1590 while awaiting execution in prison. He basically refers to Jesus being the prince of heaven and was born in humble circumstances. The poem is an emphasis on Christian beliefs. Japan’s new prince is a BBC news article about a prince, a son, being born into the Japanese royal family. This is an informative article as the source is regarded as reliable. Prince Hisahito 3rd in line of royalty. Both of t

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    History Of Tennis

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    “History Of Tennis” Tennis, like many other sports, is one of those things that everyone seems to know, in the very least, the very basics of how it is played. You have a racket, with which you hit a green ball over a net. Yet, very few people seem to know its origins and history. Though not as old as some other sports, such as soccer, tennis is one of the most widely known and popular sport. Tennis was first played in the medieval ages in France. In the twelfth century, a game that was similar to handball, in which players hit a ball with their hands to each other over a net, as opposed t

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    Psychological Contract

    477 words - 2 pages

    ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR | Reflection Topic | Psychological contract | | Daigneault, Olivier ID : 260427738 | 9/27/2010 | | First of all, I think a brief definition of a psychological contract could be an informal agreement between two parties that provide some perceptions and beliefs due to different promises. In fact, these psychological contracts have a huge effect on organization because it has a direct impact on the motivation and efficacy of employees. Although these contracts are support by obligations between two people, a lot of these promises are broken

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    Second Sight

    52710 words - 211 pages

    An Ellora’s Cave Romantica Publication Second Sight Dating ISBN 9781419909245 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Second Sight Dating Copyright© 2007 Marianne Stephens Edited by Helen Woodall. Cover art by Syneca. Electronic book Publication May 2007 The terms Romantica® and Quickies® are registered trademarks of Ellora’s Cave Publishing. With the exception of quotes used in reviews, this book may not be reproduced or used in whole or in part by any means existing without written permission from the publisher, Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc., 1056 Home Avenue, Akron, OH 44310-3502. W

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    I Love You

    5392 words - 22 pages

    Be careful what you wish for. Teacher: C. Larmon Written and Directed by: The Grade 12 Drama Majors of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Regional Arts Program Edited by: Megan Apa, Elizabeth Coote, Devon Madden, Brittney Thames, Emily Valdellon Characters JAMIE she is a very average girl, she is not good or bad enough to be noticed by anyone but her two friends. She feels that a life of glamour is the only thing that could possibly make her happy. A boyfriend and a following is all that she wants from being Prom queen. ERIC is the popular jock that every boy wants to be and every girl

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    Rod Cross Tennis Ball Reaction

    782 words - 4 pages

    WHO IS ROD CROSS Where was he born He was born in Berry NSW in 1943 and lived there until he was 14, then he and his family moved to Forbes. What is he famous for He is famous in three distinct areas 1. Plasma Physics research 2. Physics of Tennis 3. Expert witness in murder trails Background His favourite subjects at high school where maths and physics and when he had almost finished school his plans were to go to university and study to be an engineer. Unfortunately his parents didn’t have enough money to pay the university fees and move the family from Forbes to Sy

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    The Histroy Of The U S Open

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    The History of the U.S. Open Since the U.S. Open was first held a little over 120 years ago, there has a lot that has changed over this time. Over this time it has changed its name, location, play surface, and the rules. It is the richest tournament in the world, with more than $14.5 million in prize money, but unfortunately it has not always been that way. A total of $100,000 was offered by the USTA to the field of 96 men and 64 women who entered the men's and women's singles and doubles at the 1968 US Open. Today, the US Open offers more than $22.6 million to a field of more than 600 men an

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    Frederick Winslow Taylor

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    Frederick Winslow Taylor was born in 1856 to a wealthy Philadelphia Quaker family. Until the age of 18, he appeared destined to follow in his father's footsteps as a gentleman of leisure, dividing time between philanthropic projects and managing inherited wealth. Toward this end Taylor had prepped at the elite Phillips Exeter Academy, receiving a traditional classical education, and was poised to enter Harvard. At this point, though, his life took a sharp and unexpected turn: For reasons that remain obscure, he decided to forsake Harvard for a career in industry. In 1874, the training he neede

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    Bank Exam

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    Current General Knowledge Objective Questions 2009 1. The Rs. 12,400 crore manned space mission of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled for launch by— (A) 2020 (B) 2015 (C) 2030 (D) 2012 Ans : (B) 2. India plans a manned mission to the moon by— (A) 2020 (B) 2025 (C) 2030 (D) 2012 Ans : (A) 3. A Judge (of a High Court) may be removed from his office by the President in the manner provided in clause (4) of ……… for the removal of a judge of the Supreme Court. (A) Article 125 (B) Article 124 (C) Article 126 (D) Article 127 Ans : (B) 4. In order to remove judges of the Suprem

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    Drown Draft #1 In the book Drown, the narrator says “You watch anything long enough and you can become an expert at it. Get to know how it lives, what it eats…when I’m fifty this is how I’ll remember my friends: tired and yellow and drunk.” These quotations were used by the narrator to describe the relationship between him and his friends. In the first chapter of the book the narrator Yunior spends most of his time with his older brother Rafa. Their relationship in this chapter is not friendly at all. On page 5 of the page the narrator describes how things were back in the capital and

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    Pe Essay

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    Professional sports, as opposed to amateur sports, are sports where athletes receive payment for their performance. Many athletes receive large sums of money from either the sport itself or from a variety of sponsors. Mass media and an increase in the availability of the sport to the general public are used to bring larger audiences to their sport, so that sports organizations or teams can command larger incomes than previously available to them. In can be argued that the mass commercialisation of any sport, in particular tennis, may increase the total revenue obtainable from the sport, howeve

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    The Impact Of The 1920 S History Essay

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    The decade of the 1920's was a period of American prosperity, new technology, and a new role for women. As World War I came to an end, society began bursting into many different things. The twenties were a time when people laughed more often than cried, partied more often than worked, and dreamed more often than faced reality. Athletes were looked up to as heroes, authors helped people escape into a different life, and women dressed as flappers and started voting. The Harlem Renaissance, the model T, prohibition, sports heroes, the role of women, and new technologies all helped influence th

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    325 words - 2 pages

    The 2003 US Open Champion is America's best prospect at the 2010 US Open Tennis championships. Still one of the best players in world tennis and a consistent performer on hard court surfaces, Roddick is overdue a big win following numerous strong performances in top-tier hard-court tournaments. Unlike many top men's singles players, Andy Roddick made no major breakthroughs in his junior tennis career. Born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1982, Roddick grew up in Austin, Texas moved to Boca Raton in Florida at the age of 11 to train. Andy Roddick launched his career in the professional tennis circuit a

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    Science Invistigatiry Project

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    In partial fulfillment of the requirements in P.E. 3 Badminton: Its Nature and Development Submitted by: Alaba, John Paul D. Alimbon, Jemer A. Comapas, Marites D. Dapar, Archel Mae U. Morales, Arlyn O. Palar, Mariam L. Ruiz, Pablito V. Submitted to: Prof. Alejandro T. Latog Jr. Chapter 1 Introduction Badminton is a tennis-like game played with light strong rackets that are used to strike a shuttlecock (a feather cork missile) back and forth before it hits the ground across a high net within a rectangular court. The game has an extremely varied repertory

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    Causales De Despido

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    The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter Relationships

    323 words - 2 pages

    Matthew Keezer English Essay 8/28/11 This quote taken from The Heart is a Lonely Hunter holds incredible importance for explaining the plot of the novel. The book, however, does not delve further into this observation made by Biff about the relationship of the main characters towards Singer. How this quote holds significance in the novel is shown by the initial observation of the quote, the deeper assumed meanings, and Biff’s disregard of his observation’s importance. In the quotation, Biff notices the similarity between the way Blount follows Singer and the way Singer used to follow “th

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    Big City Lights

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    After hours of thought out planning, fundraising, and anxious exciting feelings, it was finally the morning to board the plane to fly 5 hours to get to New York City! We were to travel there for a DECA conference (DECA is an organization that allows High School students to get out of school early during their Junior and Senior years to maintain their jobs) which I was a part of both years. I had already traveled there once before, but I was particularly excited for this trip because we were going the weekend before Thanksgiving. The flight from Dallas to New York seemed never ending. At la

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    Tennis Research

    4498 words - 18 pages

    Tennis. Tennis is a sport usually played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all ages. The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including people in wheelchairs. The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England in the late 19th century as "lawn tennis" which has close connections to various field/lawn games as well as to the

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    Compare And Contrast

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    Richard Nieto Dr. Mery English 1301 Sec. 11 21 June 2011 You Just Got Served Miniatures are the same as the real thing, or are they different? What about foosball and soccer; ping pong and tennis? Ping pong and tennis are more alike than most people may think. I’ve played both sports ever since I was about seven and have come to be an expert on the matter. Although some people tend to see the two sports as polar opposites, they are very similar as the equipment, the rules, and techniques are relatively the same with only a few minor differences. The equipment is simi

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    Hi Friends, I am presenting you the news from all over the world. First of all, the SPORTS NEWS 1) In tennis the defending Tokyo champion Rafa Nadal won over American Mardy and will meet Britain's Andy Murray in the final of the Japan Open today. 2) In cricket, Royal Challenger Bangalore beat New South Wales Blues by six wickets to enter the finals of the ICC Champions League Twenty20 at Chinnaswamy stadium. 3) India's Vikas Krishan won the bronze medal in the semi-finals of World Boxing Championships and has qualified for the London Olympics. Now, the INTERNATIONA

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    Billie Jean King

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    Billie Jean King and the Civil Rights Movement “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, the well-known civil rights leader, stated that people need to stand and live a better life by fighting for what is right. Billie Jean King, a legendary women’s professional tennis player, had followed through with this very action; she stood up for what was right in a time of challenge, difficulties, and controversy. King is an influential and important figure today as she wa

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    Tennis Teachings

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    Tennis Teachings One afternoon in spring of 2011 marked the prelude to a new me. It was the start of a tennis match between Churchill and Blair, and I was stretching my stiff limbs, warming up eagerly for the match that was soon to come. As the team congregated to initiate our “war chant,” coach Woods slowly approached me with a solemn face. In a slightly strained voice, he released the words I had been hoping for: “You’re playing one up today Kevin.” The absence of one of our better players had given me the opportunity to rise up and play a tougher opponent. Although rare moments like the

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    Conversational Ball Games

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    Conversational Ballgames By Nancy Masterson Sakamoto After I was married and had lived n Japan for a while, my Japanese gradually improved to the point where I could take part in simple Conversations with my husband, his friends, and family. And I began to notice that often, when I joined in, the others would look startled, and the conversation would come to a halt. After this happened several times, it became clear to me that I was doing something wrong. But for a long time, I didn’t know what it was. Finally, after listening carefully to many Japanese conversations, I discove

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    Shing It

    635 words - 3 pages

    Bellowing from courtside, "BALLS UP," his voice echoes through my ear canals as I scurry to the sidelines of court one, clumsily trying to put every ball back into the crate. Attempting to regain composure, I stand tall, my hands gripping my racket securely, maintaining an intense gaze into the fiery eyes of my determined coach. He quickly explains to us the next drill, before prompting us back to begin practicing. The first time I picked up a tennis racquet was that first day of practice back in freshman year. I had assumed that most kids would be like me, first-time tennis players. However

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    JUDITH VIORST [Judith Viorst was born in 1936 and has established herself as an accomplished writer who has covered a wide range of topics in her profession. She is a regular contributing editor to Redbook magazine. The essay that follows first, appeared in her regular column of that magazine. The essay seems to enlarge upon an observation by the American philosopher, George Santayana, who once wrote: "Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another; people are friends in spots." Ms. Viorst also writes humorous verse and books for children.] [Judith Viorst

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    I Believe In Tennis

    359 words - 2 pages

    I believe in Tennis When you think about tennis most of you only think it’s a sport, but it’s much more than that. Tennis is a mental game. You play with your mind more then your feet and hands. This sport is the most corrupt and stressful mental game that anyone can play. You have to use your knowledge of the game to anticipate every single aspect of it. Tennis players have to know where they are going to hit the ball, what shot is best, what grip to hold, when to hit the ball, how hard to hit the ball, and whether or not to put backspin or topspin on it. Tennis players have to know once t

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    Wimbledon And Its Staging

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    Essay question: Using the staging of Wimbledon at the All England Tennis Club, discuss the importance of a venue for an event’s outcome. Introduction In this essay I will be answering the essay question mentioned in the title, by using theories learnt and discovered in lectures, seminars and in my own research. I would also give overall information on Wimbledon All England Tennis Club, focusing on the championship, their products availability, answering their five W’s, looking at their main challenges and using knowledge gained through the site visit and reminiscing on it to provide releva

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    Introduction This is a case study of Wimbledon Tennis Championships in relation to the implications of combination of the Triple Bottom Line and Stakeholders Theory. Being one of the largest in scale events in the world, puts Wimbledon in an importance position of Stakeholder management within the economic, social and environmental impacts framework. Wimbledon Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and therefore is considered the most prestigious (Kaufman & Macpherson, 2005). It has been held at the All England Club in the London area of Wimbledon since 1877. It is one of

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    Free Write

    254 words - 2 pages

    My mother had always let me paint the walls in my room. At first, you and I would both think that a child would paint princesses and horses and all the things that adults make for kids to like, but it is best to know better, as my walls were filled with doodles of flowers and corner suns and people full of child-like vigor. The people served as night lights, to keep the monsters away, and I like to think to this day, that they did a fantastic job. As I matured, so did the walls. As I got older, so did the people. I repainted my walls once every year, and each time I repainted, the make-beli

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    Murray Vs Djokovic

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    British number one yet to reign supreme in Grand Slam Although an improvement on the hammering he received from Djokovic in last year’s Australian Open, Murray still let it slip through his fingers again this year meaning that he is still yet to reign victorious in a Grand Slam. The 24 year old scot has reached the final or semi-final in the last five major tournaments showing that he is still a force to contend with and well deserves his place as fourth seed. If Murray seals the deal, he will be the first British man to win a Grand Slam singles title since Fred Perry 1936. Friday’s semi-f

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    Spain In Drug Hole

    325 words - 2 pages

    Spanish has a variety of sports. Fútbol, or soccer in the Americas, is widely known as the most popular sport in Spain. Spain has many different clubs, or teams, such as the Real Madrid club and the Sevilla club. Spain, known for their good teams, won the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South America. Surprisingly, Spain also has a very popular sport in America, basketball. The Spanish ACB is one of the major basketball teams in the European Basketball League. Spanish teams such as the Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have won international championships like the Euroleague and the Eurocup.

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    Pete Sampras

    630 words - 3 pages

    Anyone who likes to play tennis would never forget one of the greatest American tennis players known as Pete Sampras. He was the one who dominated the tennis world during his prime. During his career, he managed to win 14 Grand Slam title and became the youngest men's tennis champion at the US Open at the age of 19. Pete Sampras was born on August 12, 1971 in Washington D.C. He was half Greek and half Jewish. In the year 1978, his family moved to Palos Verdes, California where he started to learn tennis. During Pete’s childhood, his father saw that he had a gift for tennis. Then, his fa

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    Roger Federer

    475 words - 2 pages

    Roger Federer(born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who held the ATP No. 1 position for a record 237 consecutive weeks As of 16 January 2012, he is ranked World No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Federer has won a men's record 16 Grand Slam singles titles. He is one of seven male players to capture the career Grand Slam and one of three (with Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal) to do so on three different surfaces (clay, grass, and hard courts). He is the only male player in tennis history to have reached the title match of each Grand Slam tournament at leas

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