Talk:Tennis

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Good informative Article[edit]

Article seamed neutral and well written. I would recommend updating some of the sources. This article also only has a year of view history, so it is relatively a new.

Scarlettz1 (talk) 02:32, 6 May 2017 (UTC)Scarlett Zamora

Update lead image?[edit]

Anybody else think it's time to update the lead image? As clear and aesthetically pleasing as it is, it's a ten-year-old image from before the roof was added to Centre Court at Wimbledon, and therefore doesn't show the current state of the professional sport. And if so, anyone have any suggestions for what could be used? oknazevad (talk) 16:55, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Of course this is an article about the sport of tennis, not just professional tennis. In it's current state there are very few grass courts so showing Wimbledon may not best encompass the sport in general. Hard court is by far the most used and seen surface for millions of people so it doesn't have to be a pic of Wimbledon. It's the most prestigious tennis event, no doubt about it, but grass is rare these days. Fyunck(click) (talk) 20:17, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

new link in greatest women's players from espn[edit]

it is worth adding the link below which chose steffi as the greatest female player ever last june by espn as this was done by a panel of specialists.

http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/16371992/tennis-top-20-all — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.70.6.150 (talk) 20:53, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

The greatest of all-time is so speculative and subjective. As far as dominance over ones peers Steffi is far behind Wills, Lenglen, and Court. Fyunck(click) (talk) 20:58, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Leamington[edit]

There is some useful information here

http://www.leamingtonrealtennis.co.uk/history-of-the-game/leamington-and-tennis.html

and here

https://www.lords.org/news/our-blogs/mcc-archivist-blog/anyone-for-tennis/

which covers the origins of Lawn Pelota and 'sticke and the role of the MCC.

oddly both Leamington clubs claim to be the oldest tennis club. Though MCC was offering real tennis to its members from 1838 -8 years before Leamington Court Tennis.

Gem appears to have been more a rackets than a real tennis player - so used rackets scoring.

The MCC draw up rules that use tennis scoring and the rectangular court - but drop chases in favour of serving alternate games.

I do not know when chases were dropped or if either of the early variants kept the idea of always serving from the one end. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.3.80.20 (talk) 00:51, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Adding a section about coaching in tennis in this article.[edit]

I feel there should be a section about the rules of coaching in tennis. Coaching is kind of controversial in Tennis right now. There are many people who disagree with the verdict of allowing on-court coaching and there are also people who are all for it. I believe there should be an a sub article added to this article to give information about what’s happening as of late right now regarding the rules of coaching. Jordan.blackburn546 (talk) 18:23, 15 November 2017 (UTC)