WATCH: Improvised Tennis Games – A Hit During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Published 03/16/2020, 11:51 AM EDT


The days seem longer and bland with the tennis season under suspension because of the coronavirus. It hasn’t really been that long, but it’s the ominous signs for the Tour that just makes it worse. However, a couple of guys from Spain demonstrated a fun new way to play without leaving the house.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

As we patiently await the six-week suspension of the ATP Tour, I find myself unable to watch or play tennis. It’s just been a couple of weeks without any matches, and I already find myself mired in boredom and pessimism. However, two Spaniards have shown me there are better ways to pass the time than sulk all day.

Tennis

Tennis thrives despite coronavirus

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

With Spain under lockdown due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases, people cannot simply go out on the courts and play. That did not stop these two blokes from playing a bit of tennis.

View this post on Instagram

Tennis lives on 💕 . 🎥: Gaelle Legrand (TW)

A post shared by ATP Tour (@atptour) on

Now that looks like fun, but I would probably lose all the balls I have if I try this out. And then who will go down to retrieve those precious balls?

Nobody, that’s who.

Many people from the sports community are bored just as I am. Even they found a bit of joy watching this video of makeshift tennis. Many tweeted it out as well.

Others made up their own versions of indoor tennis too. Judy Murray tweeted out another such video as well.

Two more guys in Austria had a little improvised indoor game too.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Looks like everybody is still enjoying their tennis, perhaps it’s time I give it a go as well.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

With the virus still running amok, it remains to be seen if the French Open will go ahead as planned. While it seems unlikely, the officials have stated that they will do everything possible to make it happen.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Samir Satam

509 articles

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT