A tennis player returning a ball using a backhand stroke.

Backhand

A tennis player returning a ball using a backhand stroke.

A tennis player returning a ball using a forehand stroke.

Forehand

A tennis player returning a ball using a forehand stroke.

A tennis player returning a ball using a half-volley stroke.

Half-volley

A tennis player returning a ball using a half-volley stroke.

A tennis player serving the ball in to play.

Serving

A tennis player serving the ball in to play.

"A semicylindrical piece of wood, fitted with a handle...used for convenience in serving ropes...to prevent chafing. a, serving-mallet; b, 'wormed' rope 'parceled' with canvas; c, serving-yarn." -Whitney, 1911

Serving Mallet

"A semicylindrical piece of wood, fitted with a handle...used for convenience in serving ropes...to…

Man demonstrating the underhand serve.

Tennis

Man demonstrating the underhand serve.

Man demonstrating the overhand serve.

Tennis

Man demonstrating the overhand serve.