Tennis question?

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  1. Juan TS, Nov 19, 2011
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    Juan TS macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello!

    I've been organizing a tennis tournament, but while planning some "modalities" for the youngest, I faced myself with a horrible lack of vocabulary to talk about this "modality", whose name I am not able to figure out. It consists in something we all do with a tennis racket and a ball, which is "hitting it" several times without letting the ball fell, in a way to see how may "taps" you do. I have looked all over google, but was unable to find the word that describes such thing, but yet very simple.

    I'm from Portugal, and when trying to translate it I am unable to find it. In portuguese would be "dar toques na bola".

    Sorry for the stupid question, but some help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Fuzzy14 macrumors 65816

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    In Scotland with a football we'd call it "keepie uppie" (keep ups). And Andy Murray can do it with a tennis ball.

    We'd apply the same term to doing it with a tennis racquet, can't think of any other term.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I've never heard of an official term because it's not really taught in tennis; you could probably refer to it as an "air volley" or something like that. The concept is pretty simple. Keep-ups would probably also work.
     
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I concur. Incidentally, my keepie uppie record stands at three. Then I broke a lamp. :eek:
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Should have used a ball instead...
     

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