The ATP and the WTA
• Europe, end of the XIX century.
• Developed in english-speaking countries.
• Professional since 1926.
• Olimpic sport since Seúl 1988, lost in París 1924.
• Similar games in rome and greece.
• Walter Clopton Wingfield wrote the first rules.
•Wimbledon is the oldest tournament (1877).
• 3 or 5 Sets.
• 6 games per set.
• Tie-break if 6-6 games.
• Tie-break is to 7 points.
• No tie-break in the last set.
• Games: 0-15-30-40
2. Back shots
4. Net shots
6. Special shots
The most known is the “Willy”.
Invented by Guillermo Vilas.
Different spins to the ball.
Top-spin and Back-spin.
1. Green Set
1. Racket: 68.5 cm.
3. Clothes and shoes.
1. Between 6 and 12 rackets.
2. Pig´s intestine or syntetic strings.
3. Grips and overgrips
THE ATP AND THE WTA
They are the two professional tennis
Started in Europe, end of XIX century.
To win you need 2/3 or 3/5 sets.
Wimbledon is the oldest tournament.
We can divide the shots in: serve, back shots, approaches, net shots, dropshots and special shots.
There are 4 types of courts.
ATP and WTA organize all.
1. What materials can the strings be of?
a) Syntetics and cat´s intestine
b) Syntetics and pig´s intestine
c) Plastic and syntetics
2. Which types of court exist?
a) Green-set, clay, grass and carpet
b) Parquet, green-set, clay and grass
c) Green-set, clay and sand