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Inside the mind of Tennis : Exclusive Questions and Answers with a professionals in IPRC KICUKIRO

Inside the pitch where Tennis is played.

Our young journalist Aline paid a visit at IPRC Kicukiro at a place where many games are held here in Kigali, there are many games and sport but basically she interviewed about tennis. Tennis is a similarly to volleyball but differ in playing. Tennis is a sport that involves two or four players hitting a ball back and forth across a net using rackets.

It’s objective is to score points by making the ball land in the opponent’s side of the court without them being able to return it. It’s a fast-paced and strategic game that requires agility, skill, and quick thinking. Tennis can be played on various surfaces such as grass, clay, or hard courts, and it’s enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels.

Two people playing tennis on IPRC tennis courts

Tennis and volleyball are both exciting sports, but they have some key differences. In tennis, players use rackets to hit a ball over a net, aiming to make it land within the opponent’s side of the court. Volleyball, on the other hand, is played with teams of six players who use their hands to hit a ball over a net, trying to score points by making it touch the ground on the opponent’s side.

We had a Chance to talk to Coach Eric at Iprc he was  asked when does people know that they scored in tennis and he replied. “In tennis, players know they have scored when their opponent fails to return the ball within the boundaries of the court. This can happen if the ball goes out of bounds, bounces twice before being returned, or if the opponent fails to make a successful return. When a player scores a point, it is called a winning point or a point won. So, keep an eye on that ball and celebrate each winning point”.

Coach Eric the current coach of IPRC Kicukiro Tennis Team

We have also get a chance to talk to a tennis player in Iprc kicukiro Ishimwe Kevin . We asked him so many questions about his playing he was asked How  did he first get into tennis? Did someone introduce you to the sport or did you discover it on your ?   

He replied saying that “My parents actually introduced me to tennis when I was young. They thought it would be a fun and active sport for me to try. I instantly fell in love with it and have been playing ever since!”.

ISHIMWE Kevin a young Tennis player inside the pitch at IPRC Kicukiro

We also had a chance to talk to some tennis fans in IPRC Kicukiro and they tell us more about their enjoyment and the love they have about tennis. we had a conversation with GASANA Aime and he told us how he enjoy watching tennis and how he is highly inspired by the knowledge he find out when he come to watch different matches and training from different players making him more encouraged as he is wishing to play this game too.

Short conversation between MKUR Magazine Journalist and GASANA Aime, the fan of Tennis game.

Reaching to an end, we have requested Coach Eric to give some advices and motivation to whoever wish to play tennis. “An advice to whoever wish to play tennis is that firstly everyone is welcomed to play and he or she may mark that practice regularly, consistent cause practice helps to improve your skills and build muscle even to focus on technique, pay attention to your grip, footwork, and swing to ensure proper from and stay mentally strong” Coach Eric concluded in his words.

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