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Interesting history and the development of tennis (Part 1)

Ever wondered where tennis comes from and who was the first player. You want to know the development of this game through its stages. Here is all the knowledge of tennis is loved by millions of people around the world.

The origin of tennis

If you learn about tennis, you will discover that ball games have been played since ancient times with the first descriptions that can be found on the carvings of ancient Egyptian temples dating from 1500 BC.

It is said that the ball game actually formed part of religious rituals of ancient Egyptians. This tradition was brought to Europe by the Moors in the 8th century.

They were Christian monks, influenced by the Moor’s religious customs, who would be the first Europeans to play the rough form of tennis.

In the first version of this game, called “La Soule”, the players hit the ball with each other, either with their bare hands or using sticks. The game became so popular in monasteries all over Europe that the Church even planned to ban the game.

History of tennis

This was the first form of the game, in which the ball was often hit on the walls of a yard. Tennis was soon began to be played outside the monasteries, with it further developed in the 12th and 13th centuries soon discovered that they could control the ball better with just their hands, which soon led to the creation of a leather glove.

It is not long before gloves begin to be attached to a wooden handle, thus creating the first tennis racket. The balls undergo a number of refinements, changing from solid wood to bran that is stuffed into the skin. The game quickly became very popular, especially in France, where it was taken up by royalty.

The development of tennis

The tennis that we play every day now, really has grown up in France. Originally named “Jeu de paumme”, or “game of the palm”, it became a high fashion sport played by kings and aristocracy, in the 16th century.

In those days, the French players would call out ‘Tenez’, or ‘Play’, at the beginning of the game, and it soon became known as the Royal sport.

Liverpool stopped in the quarter-finals of the League Cup

Liverpool lost to Aston Villa 0-5 in the quarter-finals of the League Cup of England, on 17/12.

For the first time in club history, Liverpool had to play two matches in less than 24 hours. As coach Jurgen Klopp and his first team went to Qatar to attend the FIFA Club World Cup, young coach Neil Critchley had to lead the U21 team to the quarter-finals of the League Cup with Aston Villa.

Liverpool thus set the record for the youngest squad in the history of the League Cup and also the youngest club history, with an average of 19 years and 182 days. The first five players wore the first team, while Herbie Kane first started. Across the front line, Aston Villa also replaced 10 positions compared to the starting line-up against Sheffield last weekend.

Young Liverpool talents are not afraid in the cold rainy night in Villa Park. The away team holds more balls throughout the match and also scores more. In just the first 10 minutes, Liverpool had no less than two chances to face goalkeeper Nyland but could not score.

The biggest difference between the two teams, besides experience, is luck. Aston Villa’s older squad that didn’t need to control the game was still leading 4-0 after the first 45 minutes. The home team only finished three times, all went to goal and had four goals.

Conor Hourihane opened the scoring in the 14th minute after a penalty from a tight angle. The ball went through a forest of players that made Liverpool goalkeeper Kelleher wrong. Only three minutes later, El Mohammady’s cross struck Morgan Boyes’s foot to change direction, flying straight into the net in Kelleher’s powerlessness.

The visitors were not dismayed after goals conceded. Liverpool scored three times more goals than Aston Villa in the first half, but they did not have the chance to score. Conversely, the home team just shoot is on. Jonathan Kodjia completed a brace in the first half, scoring after 37 and 45 minutes after Liverpool’s missed dribbles.

The second half saw a match between the two teams. The young Liverpool team remained loyal to the high pressing style that Jurgen Klopp built at the club, but lacked a bit of coolness in the finishes to get a goal. Aston Villa played leisurely but still scored another goal in the second minute of injury time, by striker Wesley.

Losing 0-5, Liverpool stopped in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

While many England’s football teams gain success, English national football team is still faded (Part 3)

Ruben-Loftus Cheek is having an impressive season and gradually asserts his place in the first team of Chelsea with impressive performances. In the second leg against Frankfurt, it was the midfielder who scored the opener for Maurizio Sarri’s army.

However, with the Italian coach wanting to keep Mateo Kovacic behind, perhaps he still not fully confident in the English player. And Cheek will have to try harder to gain the confidence of the team coach.

Besides Cheek, Chelsea has another English player, Ross Barkley. However, the hope of a time of English football is no longer his own, and it is difficult for him to compete in the official capacity of the Blues.

Loftus Cheek still struggles a lot if he wants to make sure of the Chelsea squad.

The most tragic of these is probably the case of Arsenal when in the semi-final second leg, coach Unai Emery used 13/14 foreign players. The only indigenous name in the squad was Ainsley-Maitland Niles.

Despite the main kick, it is clear that the 22-year-old is only a substitute for Emery’s situation in the context of long-term injury Hector Bellerin. When the Spanish defender returns and regains the best of the ball, it will be difficult for Niles to get into the “Gunners” main squad. And then, Arsenal will become the team “of the British but not of the British”.

Amidst the glorification, the victory in drunken men is still anxious. English teams can be successful, but their players are still facing numerous difficulties. To bring their team to the top, to bring real football home, there will be a long way to go with countless things to do for the British ahead.

Tottenham players celebrated fervently after the historic victory In the dressing room, the Tottenham players could not hide their joy after the suffocating victory over Ajax to reach the Champions League final for the first time in history.

Basics about hockey – the popular sport that originated in English (Part 2)

Ice Hockey

What is ice hockey? Ice hockey is also a type of ice hockey. The players wear ice skates and proceed to play. Ice hockey is played at many levels and ages.

Both hockey sticks and hockey balls are designed to suit the ice environment for easy competition. This is Canada’s winter sport. How is ice hockey law? Where is hockey? All are regulated by the international federation.

In addition, there are several types of sports as follows.

Underwater hockey

Mini hockey

Toy hockey

Indoor hockey

Rules of hockey

Rules of hockey are organized by world hockey rules. In a match each team will have 10 participants. However, there will be 6 members participating in the competition and 4 members will sit on the bench. There are also certain rules for hockey sticks and hockey balls. Depending on the type of competition will be provided with the appropriate ball and stick.

Things to know about ice hockey

Only two gold medals were awarded in ice hockey. However, we cannot deny the popularity and importance of this sport at the Winter Olympics.

Based on the statistics of ticket sales, the number of people watching ice hockey accounted for 46% at the Vancouver (Canada) Olympics in 2010 and 50% at the Sochi Olympic Games (Russia) in the year. 2014.

The biggest difference between hockey and football is that there is no limit to the time and number of substitutions per match. At the same time, the circular disk that the players have to fight is not as conspicuous as the round ball on the grass. However, this is the attraction of ice hockey – its sensitivity and speed.

Hockey has certain requirements on playing tools

Each hockey game lasts 20 minutes, playing in 3 consecutive rounds. Teams will have the right to change people continuously and unlimited. Players may use their hips and shoulders to obstruct the opponent. After 3 extra innings, if the teams are inconclusive, continue to play extra time.

Thus, through this article you probably already know what hockey is, hockey sport, water hockey, information about how to play hockey and the rules of hockey You prayed, right. Currently, this game is quite popular in many countries and increasingly receives much love from fans.

While many England’s football teams gain success, English national football team is still faded (Part 2)

As for Chelsea, although Ruben-Loftus Cheek scored the opening goal, their real hero must be Kepa Arrizabalaga when the Spaniard excelled in blocking two penalties, thereby helping the Blues hard. overtaking Frankfurt. Earlier, in the first leg on German soil, another Spaniard was also the only goalscorer for Chelsea.

In crucial moments that require bravery, we don’t see the appearance of the British. And do the teams really need the Englishmen to achieve these achievements?

Arsenal won with a team of 13/14 foreign players, where are the English players?

4 English teams reached the final, but sadly, in the case of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Kieran Trippier, the role of the English players in the host team is quite precarious and lackluster.

Danny Rose, an English international, still competes every day in the left-hand corner against Ben Davies. The same thing happens to Eric Dier and Harry Winks, the duo are even showing a losing position in the race with these tall, muscular midfielders, Victor Wanyama and Moussa Sissoko.

In Liverpool, Trent-Alexander Arnold and Jordan Henderson both shone brightly in the team’s 4-0 win over Barca. However, unlike Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane, these are not irreplaceable names in The Kop.

The British Football Association, but the British Football Association is all 4 years old

Arnold is good, but not a real star at Liverpool.

At Camp Nou, coach Juergen Klopp used to put Arnold on the bench to replace with Joe Gomez. As for Henderson, it is not an important factor in Liverpool’s play.

In the current Liverpool squad, the only English player who can be sure of starting if healthy is Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain. However, Chambo has been away from the pitch for more than a year, and no one is sure whether he will regain his peak form.

Anyway, the situation of the indigenous players in these two teams is still much better than the bleak scene going on at Arsenal and Chelsea.


Hockey is a very popular sport in European countries. Hockey was born and the 19th century and the sport has received a lot of love from the young Western.

So what is hockey? What is the rule of this hockey game? What is hockey sport, hockey photos, hockey time? The following article will provide you with useful information about this sport.

What is hockey?

What is hockey? This is a popular sport in feudal Europe. But you were surprised to know in which country hockey was born? The origin of hockey from the Middle Ages countries gradually became more and more popular.

In hockey, two teams compete with each other by trying to control a ball or a round, hard disk into the other team’s net or goal, in hockey you hit the ball with a hockey stick. bridge. When the ball is in, the scoring team will get the corresponding score.

At the end of the match the team with the higher score wins. This is the simplest and most applicable way to play hockey. Have you “watched ice hockey movie”? This movie is based on the famous novel of Puck with the famous cast.

Types of hockey


This is a professional discipline in Russia and Sweden. You will play bandy with a soccer ball and have many rules like soccer. Bandy hockey information provided by the player is very detailed.

Actually bandy originated in the 19th century in England. The emergence of bandy led to the birth of Bandy World attracted the attention of hockey enthusiasts.

Hockey on the grass

Similar to football, hockey on grass is conducted on natural grass or gravel. The hockey stick used is usually made of wood or glass. This type of hockey is highly regarded and celebrated on a large scale around the world.

While many England’s football teams gain success, the national team is still faded (Part 1)

English clubs dominate the European Cup with 2 finals all over England, but is it really a good sign for football in the foggy country?

After Liverpool and Tottenham created great sub-versions to advance to the Champions League final, the Europa League, Arsenal and Chelsea also made no mistakes to participate in the final match, thereby creating 2 matches. All-English finals, something that has never happened in history.

These victories made English football fans ecstatic in their victory and sang the phrase “football is coming home” (bringing football home).

Success at club level does not bring success to England.

English teams are achieving success, but looking to England, have fans ever felt depressed? And is football really coming home?

When the “crate” match is “mercenary”

Liverpool crush Barca 4-0 at Anfield, Tottenham miraculously upstream with 3 goals in the second half to beat Ajax on the away field, Arsenal brought down the “bat” of Mestalla of Valencia with a 4-2 victory, and Chelsea struggled to overcome Frankfurt on a dramatic shootout.

Either way, representatives from England were present in the final. However, there is a common point that among the heroes of these 4 teams, who “crate” the results of the match, there is no single name.

Lucas Moura was the focus of the magic night of the Tottenham players with a hat-trick.

Before Barca, Divock Origi (Belgium) and Giorginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) are the ones who shine to bring the ticket for Liverpool. In Amsterdam, the stage belongs to Lucas Moura (Brazil) with a hat-trick, thereby creating one of the craziest comebacks in the history of the Champions League.

Go to Mestalla, double “artillery” Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) and Alexandre Lacazette (France) continue to fire to help Arsenal shoot down the “bat cave”. Earlier, in the first leg, it was this duo who shone to help Arsenal to come back from the lead after the visitors.

Man City got into the quarterfinals of the British League Cup

Sergio Aguero scored twice when Man City defeated Southampton 3-1 in round 4, thereby winning tickets to go on the road to defend the British League Cup.

Goalscorers: Otamendi 20 ‘, Aguero 38’, 56 ‘- Stephens 75’

Using a team with up to five positions as reserve players or newly promoted from the youth team, Man City is still too strong compared to Southampton. In a one-sided posture, the outcome is decided when the game clock has not yet reached the hour mark. The Etihad team took turn to score three goals in the net, thanks to Otamendi and Aguero’s double cup.

Man City have an easy victory against Southampton

Southampton, after a 0–9 loss to Leicester City on October 25, almost played back most of the time. And despite losing, they at least consoled the home fans when avoiding a losing face again, and also scored an honorary score at the end of the match, when Man City showed signs of laxity.

The gap was doubled seven minutes before halftime, when Aguero found just enough space in the penalty area to finish from Kyle Walker’s cross. This is the 11th goal of the veteran Argentinian striker for Man City this season. And he soon had his 12th goal shortly after the second half. This time, Aguero struck the opportunity, put the ball through the gap between the legs of goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, after Mahrez teammate finished beating the defender.

Post-match statistics show that Man City this match 19 times definitely hit the goal. Southampton almost played in the home half in the first half, and it was not until the 65th minute that the first shot, with a curling shot from the edge of Sofiane Boufal’s 16m50 area, made home keeper Claudio Bravo struggling. breaking.

Victory 3-1 shows the depth strength of Man City. Coach Guardiola changed to nine main stone positions compared to the Aston Villa victory in the English Premier League on October 26. He gave the first-team first-team opportunity to Tommy Doyle, the highly-rated 18-year-old midfielder who graduated from Man City academy. The line between Man City, played by Doyle and another young player, Phil Foden and senior Bernado Silva, still helps Man City to control the ball, sometimes up to 89%.

Man City has been the owner of the League Cup in the last two consecutive seasons and did not hide his ambition to set up a hat trick to conquer this title.

What you should know about Wimbledon – the oldest tennis tournament in the world? (Part 2)

The format of Wimbledon can be said to be the most severe in the Grand Slam. If the last set of two players tie, do not play tie-break, but have to fight when buckled to 2 new games only. That’s why on June 24, 2010 the players John Isner and Nicolas Mahut ended the match lasting 11 hours and 5 minutes. The match started on June 22 and ended only two days later with the final set score of 70 – 68 in favor of Isner.

Wimbledon is known not only as the tournament with the highest prize in the world but also a very luxurious tournament. All players are required to wear white and no advertisements printed on the costumes. Particularly, female tennis players are forced to wear skirts and greetings with the Royal style swing.

When the Queen of England or the British Crown Prince attends, the players must bow to pay their respects.

Little boys and girls pick up balls: Each year about 250 boys and girls pick up balls used to serve at Wimbledon. Each court usually arranges 6 people: 2 people on the 2 sides of the net and 4 people in the 4 corners of the yard. The average age of a ball boy is about 15 years old and only serves from 1 to 2 prizes will be replaced by someone else. Before being recruited, candidates will have to undergo a number of tests. Including fitness tests, as well as flexibility in each situation. There are also tests about some of the basic rules of tennis.

Rest Sunday

Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament to have a holiday between semi-finals and finals, and that holiday usually takes place on Sunday, people also call it a “middle Sunday” day. Traditionally, the tournament will start on Monday and will last for 13 days, then take a Sunday break and proceed to the finals the next day. Only exactly 3 years, Wimbledon was forced to use Sunday to play tennis players due to the weather. That was in 1991, 1997 and 2004.

Underwater hockey – such a favorite sport in England (Part 2)

After the referee’s order, 12 diving swimmers of two teams face-down, butt-butt rushed to the bottom of each other’s pants, curled up the holder and passed the ball towards the tray (considered as a goal in ice hockey or football) before making the score (the ball completely falls into the tray).

Underwater hockey tactics “copy” from basketball with defensive formation – attack according to the 3-3 scheme (3 defenders, 3 attackers), or can be transformed into 3-2- 1, 2-3-1, 1-2-3 or 2-2-2 … Each match has 2 innings and the time of regular periods is from 10-20 minutes depending on the rules of each tournament.

The interesting thing about this game is tactics … hold your breath. Because with the water sports, the “fish players” usually hold their breath for about 15-30 seconds before they have to rise to the surface to address the innate needs of humans and dive back to the bottom to continue the competition. duel.

Funnily enough, each score scored not only brings joy to the winning team, but also the losing team also has a small joy. Because after the celebration, all the winning team members rushed to the surface to breathe and of course the losing team was breathing. In stressful matches, the tank is like attaching a jacuzzi to the surface of the water, but the strange thing is that the game rarely causes injuries to the player.

The bizarre and sophisticated skills that make water hockey so pervasive across continents that the top organizations must vie for members and organize world championships. Currently, the sport has two international representative organizations, the Underwater Hockey Commission (CMAS) and the World Aquachallenge Association (WAA), but none of the organizations give up so there are two world championships that exist separately. since 2006 held alternately.

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