Soft Tennis


Soft Tennis

Soft tennis is a racket game played on a court of two halves, separated by a net. Like regular tennis, it is played by individuals (singles) or pairs (doubles), whose object is to hit the ball over the net, landing within the confines of the court, with the aim of preventing one's opponent from being able to hit it back. Soft tennis differs from regular tennis in that it uses soft rubber balls instead of hard yellow balls. It is played primarily in Asia, especially in Japan ,Taiwan,South Korea, and Philippines, .

History

At the end of the 19th century, tennis was introduced to Japan by a Western missionary, and was later modified for the Japanese taste. A special racquet and ball were developed, and the game became known as soft tennis.

Competition

Most of the rules for soft tennis are the same as those for regular tennis. When the rules were revised in 1992, singles became a formal event. This revision also enabled a forward player in doubles to serve.

External links

* [http://www.jsta.or.jp/world/index.html International Soft Tennis Federation]
* [http://estf.org/ European Soft Tennis Federation]
* [http://www.softtennis.org.tw/ Chinese Taipei Soft Tennis Association]
* [http://softtennis.sport.org.cn/ Chinese Soft Tennis Association]
* [http://www.jsta.or.jp/ Japan Soft Tennis Association]
* [http://softtennis.sports.or.kr/ Korea Soft Tennis Association]
* [http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Midfield/3988/ Soft Tennis Association of Malaysia]
* [http://www.sstf.org.uk Scottish Soft Tennis Federation]
* [http://www.softtenis.cz/ Czech Soft Tennis Union]
* [http://www.softtennis.de/ German Soft Tennis Association]
* [http://szoft.extra.hu/ Hungarian Soft Tennis Association]
* [http://www.softtennis.nl/ Netherlands Soft Tennis Federation]
* [http://www.softtenis.sk/ Soft Tennis Association of Slovakia]
* [http://www.soft-tennis.ch/ Swiss Soft Tennis Association]
* [http://www.psta.pl/ Polish Soft Tennis Association]
* [http://www.perusta.com/ Peru Soft Tennis Association]


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