I have never played real tennis. We did have tennis rackets at our house and a few times a summer a few of us would go to the courts at the local park and hit tennis balls at each other. We could never do a proper serve. We would bounce the ball on the ground and then swing wildly at it like we were playing baseball. Every once in awhile we would manage to hit the ball back and forth over the net more than just a few times. That amazing few seconds is what would get us to try it out again the next year.