Tennis Match: A Photo Essay

A great idea for my creative writing students–and maybe even my English 4 kids. Often times a picture really is worth a 1,000 words.

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Every tennis match is different.

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They’re all played under the same rules.

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And every tennis player has the same goal.

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But that’s really where the similarities end.

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Some matches draw a crowd.

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Some… don’t.

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A select few are legendary.

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Most feature different players.

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Newcomers.

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Veterans.

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But some feature the same ones in a rematch of previous bouts.

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And even those might have different results from year to year.

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For the fan, each tennis match is like its own little world.

From the coin toss…

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…to the first serve…

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…to all the great plays…

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…to rowdy fans…

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…to arguments with the umpires…

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…to the final handshake…

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…and even to the post-match interview…

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…it takes a lot to be involved in a match.

Only you and those who have been with you know the full story.

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Newcomers can only guess at what’s already happened.

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Or they can be told, but it’s not…

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