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The principles to effectively play double tennis (Part 3)

Sides and Boundaries

Before start playing double tennis, you and your partner need to decide which game to play, or on the right side of the field and the player will play the ad or on the left. Your opponent must also do this. You must receive the tennis ball delivery on your designated side throughout this set. You can change the faces at the beginning of the next set. However, in this moment, you can cross the center line to hit the ball.

Your partner will often switch sides with you when you cross. When the point ends, you must start the next point on your designated side. The pair uses the pair on the sidelines and ignores the singles on the sidelines.

The double arena is 4.5 feet wider on each side than the single arena. If a ball hits anywhere inside the field, on any part of the line or outside the line, the ball is good.

Start serving

Toss a coin or spin a tennis racket to determine who handed the tennis ball first. If your team chooses to hand the tennis ball first, discuss it with your double partner that one of you will deliver the first game tennis ball. You need to keep that order for the entire collection. So, if you hand over the first game of tennis, a member from the opposing team will hand over the second game of tennis.

Your partner assigns the third game tennis ball and the person from the opposition team has not handed the tennis ball to the fourth game.

If anyone makes a mistake in the process of setting up and not working, as soon as someone recognizes the error, the server must continue to deliver tennis balls of the rest of the game. You can change the order of service at the beginning of each set, and you need to know how to hold the right-handed tennis racket to get the correct serve.

The principles to effectively play double tennis (Part 2)

Coordinate combat capabilities

You need to respect and understand the abilities of your teammates, constantly communicate actively to encourage each other in competition.

Do not be aggressive in the blows, on the contrary, have to lead and ask your teammates how to coordinate well in each shot.

Smoothly move with your teammate, keeping the side of each side to avoid a polished area, how to make the attacks or support the most effective.

Coordinate delicate and final shots

There is a lot of information about double tennis but the general rule is to fight so that the opponent can hardly hit the strong shot, making the opponent hit high or horizontal to make it easier for him to fight, thereby giving the punches intended to kill the opponent.


Tennis is recorded “0”, “15,” “30” and “40”. When you win four points, you win a match, unless you score at 40. In that case, the score will be “deuce”. You will need to win by two points. If you are delivering tennis balls and win the next point, the score will be “Ad”. If you lose the next point, the score will be “Ad-point”. If you win points after logging in, you will win the game. If you lose points after logging in, the game will return to stop working.

Win a Set and match

If the score is between 6 and 5, you play another game. If it becomes 7-5, the team with seven wins will win. If the score is 6 to 6, you will play one end. The first team won seven points with a winning rate of 2 points. If the tiebreaker goes from 7 to 6, play another point.

If the score becomes 8 to 6, the team has eight winning points and sets, scored from 7 to 6. If the player breaks from 7 to 6 and the score will be 7 to 7, you will continue to play for until a team wins by two points. You win a match by winning two of three sets.

Yoga for senior couples

Senior citizens usually have to cope with health issue and emotional problems, especially those living far away from children. For those, sports are the gateway for better physical health and improve the feeling of happiness and wellbeing. And, obviously, the options are virtually endless; however, we recommend YOGA for senior, especially senior couples.

Yoga is great for improving flexibility of bones, muscles of the whole body, helps seniors to have better sleep. It also encourages mindfulness, which in turn allows for deeper emotional connection between couples. In addition, it’s easy to practice anywhere—even at home—the only thing you need is a yoga mat.

In this article, we will introduce 3 beginner yoga poses for senior couples to begin their journey of connection. Just remember to listen to your body and don’t stress yourselves too much.

  • Partner breathing

This pose is a great way to start your practice. It is gentle and helps open your heart and your mind. Start in a seated position with your legs crossed, your hands put on your thighs or knees and your backs against each other. Begin to inhale and exhale while feeling the present of your partner. Practice for three minutes or 15 times.

  • Back Twist

This pose helps cleanse your body and assist the detoxifying process.

From the previous breathing pose, inhale and put your arms over your head trying to reach as high as possible to lengthening the spine. Then, exhale and twist to the right side, bring your right hand to touch your partner’s left knee. Hold for 30 seconds, then exhale. Do the same with the opposite side for three minutes or 15 times.

  • Temple

This pose helps open your shoulders and chest at the same time, setting the deeper connection with your partner. Start in the standing position and facing each other, then inhale and put your two arms over your head then begin to fold your body forward until your hands, forearms and elbows meet with your partner’s. Hold the position in 30 seconds then release. Repeat in three minutes or 15 times.

The principles to effectively play double tennis (Part 1)

As a popular sport in recent times, tennis is not only for 1 player but you can also match 2 people. This is the way to help you improve the spirit of solidarity in life. However, to play double tennis effectively, you need to equip yourself with the most useful knowledge.

Any sport, not just tennis, has its own tactics and principles of how to be most effective. And with tennis to play 2 people effectively, you need to follow the following rules.

First, maximize the ability of each person in the double fight to arrange the most appropriate polishing position.

Second, maintain tennis polish between two stable people, but if you keep hitting it continuously, it will be easily guessed by the opponent. Therefore, it is necessary to change to more diverse strikes such as good ball cutting, good net catching, good demi volley, dangerous tire, etc.

Third, when playing double tennis should combine left-handed people in combination with right-handed people because they can compensate for each other’s weaknesses. In terms of communicating with teammates on the field, it is necessary to talk a lot to understand each other.

Fourth, in particular, in case of playing tennis 2 people should learn information about each other to understand the beating of both 2. Since then, there will be reasonable adjustments when the two combine into a pair of doubles.

The key to playing tennis 2 winners

Along with the principle of hitting 2 people, to create the weaknesses that determine the victory of both, you need to note the following characteristics.

The importance of attack

The decisive factor for the result of the tennis double competition comes from direct attacks, you have to be brave to attack, not just to defend. A good attacking position is a net, which team controls the net will control the result of each ball on a match.

Dancing – Great way to strengthen your romantic relationship

Doing sports is not only help you stay healthy, but also a great way to strengthen your romantic life. Sports can help your relationship in certain areas such as building trust, sharing your emotions and bringing more energy into your love life.

There are various types of sports that you can do together such as cycling together, running, playing tennis, golfing, swimming… The list can go on and on. But, we would specifically recommend Dancing.

You may ask why and here are our answers:

  1. It’s a wonderful cardio workout that boost your physical and mental health. Dancing incorporates movements from all plans, including lateral and rotational. It helps grow your muscle, increase your strength at the same time improve your flexibility and balance.
  2. It boots your emotion by reducing stress, decreasing anxiety and boosting your confidence. Dancing keeps you entertained for hours. It’s so much fun, you can enjoy the rhythm, the movements, the sensations when interacting with your love on that you won’t even tired or notice how fast time goes by.
  3. Dancing is a great way to ignite the flame and builds up romantic life. No matter what kind of dance you learn, you and your spouse will grow stronger and closer. You can do comtemporary dance like Zumba, Hip-hop, Quick-step or traditional dance like Waltz, Ballet,…it is up to you. Despite of the different technique, you have to communicate to make sure you doing it right. Moreover, you are coordinating every fiber of yours to theirs which leads to strong emotional connection.

However, one thing to keep in mind that when you staring to dance, you might feel like you are the clumsiest person on earth, don’t be ashamed and give up. Everyone was once like you. Just keep practicing and you will soon see the improvements both in your steps and your relationship.

Double Surfing – such a fascinating sport in Hawaii

Below are 5 reasons for double surfing to be a bargain for adventurers.

1. The men must be super good surfers, as well as have good balance while lifting their partner

Before coming to double surfing, some people practiced surfing as children, developing solo surfing skills to a certain level. Remember, they have the ability to evaluate waves and choose which waves can both be safe and ensure fun. Besides, they are also very hard at forging physical strength.

2. The women must also surf well and be a good swimmer

Improving the rhythm of movement in the body will help us surfing and do a difficult move (like yoga) while still balancing to make double surfing a big challenge.

3. Two people must be well prepared

The athletes have to be on guard. While riding a wave, the waves become bumpy or hit the man so both must immediately change the coordination post. Need a good idea between two people, decide quickly and synchronize movements so that no one has to fall.

4. Healthy, supple and courageous

Not only men but also women must be strong enough to keep themselves in the air. This requires medium-sized women to develop muscles. Also, enhanced plasticity – Flexibility can make a difference in competitions.

5. Trust and respect

Some couples who participated in this series are dating, some couples are married. However, there are many couples who are merely co-actors. Even so, men still have to respect your partner and her safety will be his top priority.

In contrast, the woman also trusted her partner so he could lift her and keep her safe. It is possible that women love big waves, but understand that the partner will avoid if the waves are too steep.

Also, respect other surfers. Ready to give way to them to ensure everyone’s safety, tighten their friendship and share the waves and praise when someone makes perfect surfing.


How was Davis Cup born?

Few people know that the Davis Cup was born only by a friendly challenge. In 1899, a group of British students from Harvard University promoted for tennis in the western United States, where tennis was still a strange sport. A young 21-year-old student named Dwight Filley Davis suddenly came up with a new idea, which is to organize a tournament between English and American players. Dr. James Dwight – founder of the American Tennis Federation – agreed to this offer and on August 7, 1900, the national tennis match took place at Longwood Cricket Club in Boston City.

England and the US team all have 3 players on the grass. As a result, Americans won all five matches, including four singles and one double. The landlord also uses tricks to defeat the British when planting a tall and thick grass surface to limit the opponent’s strength. However, the most important thing is Davis Cup was born.

If in 1905, the tournament had only five participating countries, including the United States, Britain, France, Australia, and Belgium, then in 1920 there were more than 20 teams registered to compete. All matches were played on grass, which was very popular at the time. The first years were the dominance of the US team, but then the French grabbed a series of titles when there were the famous “Four Gunners Musketeers” including Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet, and Rene Lacoste.

After the Open era began, 50 countries were attending the Davis Cup. And in 1981, for the first time, the format of competition was divided into territories used. And this turning point also makes Davis Cup more attractive, besides Grand Slam tournaments and major tournaments in the ATP World Tour system. In 1993, Davis Cup marked a memorable event when 100 national tennis teams attended this tournament.

Players are not required to attend the Davis Cup but over the years, the world’s top names have also arranged their schedules to be able to play for national colors. Tennis, therefore, is not only a personal color but also a collective battle.

In 1945, when Dwight Filley Davis died at the age of 66, the tournament was changed into Davis Cup to pay tribute to the founder of the tournament. Previously, the award was named International Lawn Tennis Challenge.