Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world and has many stars who can earn millions of dollars a year just for playing tennis. Tennis is very exciting to watch, even on TV. Watching tennis is a little bit different from other sports though.
You should note the time the match starts on your ticket carefully. If you arrive late, the staff will not let you in until there is a break in the play.
Turn your beeper and mobile phone off before you enter even if you are expecting an important call. You cannot make or receive a call during play.
When the players are actually playing, you should not make any noise at all. You should wait until each point is finished before clapping or cheering. The staff will ask you to leave if you make any noise during play.
Most tennis stars are sensitive about people taking their pictures without their permission. Don‘t take flash pictures when they are playing or you could lose your camera!
Even if you don‘t like one of the players, you should not boo and hiss at them. Clap politely when they win a point even if you don‘t want them to win.
Jack: How was the tennis match Jean?
Jean: Fantastic! It was so exciting to watch.
Jack: Did you have good seats?
Jean: That was the best part. A scalper sold us tickets for seats right at near the courtside.
Jack: I bet they cost a lot though!
Jean: True, but it was worth it. We could see the players so clearly without using the binoculars.
Jack: So who won the match?
Jean: To tell you the truth, I don‘t know. I was so busy clapping and cheering that I forgot all about the score!
Jack: Sounds like you had a great time Jean.
Jean: Next time you should come with us. We can practice our English while the players practice their tennis!
Jack: I would love to – don‘t forget to call me before you go!
Jean: It‘s easy to forget the score but hard to forget you Jack!