Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.
Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society and at all ages. The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including wheelchair users. The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England, in the late 19th century as "lawn tennis". It had close connections both to various field ("lawn") games such as croquet and bowls as well as to the older racket sport of real tennis. During most of the 19th-century in fact, the term "tennis" referred to real tennis, not lawn tennis: for example, in Disraeli's novel Sybil (1845), Lord Eugene De Vere announces that he will "go down to Hampton Court and play tennis."
Tennis is an American indie pop band from Denver, Colorado, United States, made up of husband-and-wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley.
The couple met each other while studying philosophy in college, and started the band after they got back from an eight-month sailing expedition down the Eastern Atlantic Seaboard. Their songs document their experiences on the water. They took their name from a joke about Riley playing tennis in college. Prior to forming Tennis, Moore's earliest singing experience was in church choirs during her youth.
Their first releases, both in July 2010, were the "Baltimore" EP on the Underwater Peoples label and the "South Carolina" single on Fire Talk. Tennis released their first studio album, Cape Dory on Fat Possum Records in January 2011. The album, featured on NPR, was based on the couple's experiences during their sailing trip.
During their first tour, James Barone joined the band on drums.
The second Tennis album, Young & Old, was released on Fat Possum Records on February 14, 2012, produced by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, preceded by the single "Origins", which was issued on Forest Family Records on December 6, 2011.
The 1994 Group was a coalition of smaller research-intensive universities in the United Kingdom, founded in 1994 to defend these universities' interests following the creation of the Russell Group by larger research-intensive universities earlier that year.
The 1994 Group originally represented seventeen universities, rising to nineteen, and then dropping to eleven. The Group started to falter in 2012, when a number of high performing members left to join the Russell Group. The 1994 Group ultimately dissolved in November 2013.
The group sought "to represent the views of its members on the current state and the future of higher education through discussions with the government, funding bodies, and other higher education interest groups" and "[made] its views known through its research publications and in the media".
No. 2 Group is a Group of the Royal Air Force which was first activated in 1918, served from 1918–20, from 1936 through the Second World War to 1947, from 1948 to 1958, from 1993 to 1996, was reactivated in 2000, and is today part of Air Command.
The group is currently referred to as the Air Combat Support Group, as it controls the aircraft used to support the Royal Navy and RAF's front line combat force. Assets under command includes the Strategic and Tactical Air Transport aircraft (including VIP/Communication), the RAF Police (including RAF Regiment assets), the Air-to-Air Refuelling aircraft. As from 1 April 2006, with the disbandment of No. 3 Group RAF, it controls also the Airborne Early Warning aircraft, ground based radar installations, Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft and the Search & Rescue Force with Sea King helicopters at six UK coastal bases and Mountain Rescue Teams at four locations, RAF Kinloss, RAF Leuchars, RAF Leeming and RAF Valley. The group is based alongside Air Command at RAF High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.
The RussianTennisFederation defeated Ecuador 3-0 in Group A in Madrid, with two players ranked in the world’s top five in singles - Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, recording victories in the singles rubbers to seal the tie ... The group stage is scheduled to be concluded tomorrow, with a double-header of ties taking place across all three venues.
Tennis-Britain beat France 2-1 in Davis Cup, Australia struggle. Davis Cup Finals - Group D - Australia v Hungary... Tennis-Britain beat France 2-1 in Davis Cup, Australia struggle. Davis Cup Finals - Group D - Australia v Hungary ... Tennis-Britain beat France 2-1 in Davis Cup, Australia struggle. Davis Cup Finals - Group C - France v Britain.
A Kelowna resident and victim of theft is forming a group to focus efforts on preventing crime on the OkanaganRail Trail and the downtown core ... Del Col started a Facebook group and will have the first Take back our streets (Kelowna) meeting Dec. 4 at the City Park tennis courts from 1 to 3 p.m ... Her Facebook group has gathered more than 600 people ... 22.
"Across all age groups, persons with disabilities were much less likely to be employed than those with no disabilities," the agency's LaborForce Characteristics Summary said earlier this year ... The group stayed close through primary school, but when Wrege left home to attend N.C.
national table tennis teams ... table tennis team sent a message to Zhou Enlai, then premier of China, asking for the American group to be invited to China, Kissinger recalled in his video speech, noting that it was a private initiative without governmental mission ... International headlines dubbed table tennis the sport that changed the world.
In one of the closest votes since we started doing this poll in the spring, Archbishop Mitty volleyball standout Kendra MacDonald is the Bay AreaNewsGroup’s girls high school athlete of the week for Nov ...ErinCrane, Heritage tennis ... Bay Area News Group girls athlete of the week ... Bay Area News Group boys athlete of the week.
So I'm in favour of this year's format and that there are more countries that can host group ties," Djokovic said ... Britain's captain Leon Smith, whose side will play their Group C ties in Innsbruck, said he wanted more open dialogue with the ITF and partners KosmosTennis, about the format of the Davis Cup going forward.