Golf Vs Tennis! Which one is tougher?
All of the famous tennis players like Rafael Nadal, Boris Becker, Andre Agassi and Serena Williams are not only master with the tennis ball, but also with the “little white one” very well. It is said that tennis players can be good golfers and vice versa.
Tennis is a sport that seems very humble and requires a lot of concentration as well as good physical fitness. Golf, on the other hand, is less strenuous games that require much concentration.
Tennis and golf need a certain amount of ball feel. “I cannot confirm that a tennis player automatically has what it takes to become an outstanding golfer,” golf legend Tiger Woods once said. Many experts have been arguing for years about which of these punching sports is more difficult to learn. Well, today I will try to outline the difference and similarity between these two sports.
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Golf vs tennis :Expanse
Well tennis is relatively cheaper than golf. To play a tennis games you require a tennis court which is pretty much small compared to a golf course, a tennis racket which may not cost much, tennis balls, and a net. That’s it. You can buy everything mentioned above in 500 dollar.
Whereas, in golfing you need a golf course which is about 100 to 190 acres, golf clubs of various size, rangefinder, golf carts to carry all heavy golf equipment, and golf balls which is not cheap as tennis balls. Golfers need to spend thousands of dollar to buy all of these.
Tennis is always by elimination. That is, if you lose you no longer have the option to continue playing. Not so in golf, where except once a year, which is match play, you have two days insured, and if you pass the cut there are four.
This means that in tennis, the tension is maximum every day, but it is also true that if in a big one you are winning two sets to zero it allows you to relax at times, more often in the serve of the adversary.
In golf, relaxing or dosing, according to Álvaro, is feasible in some hole, and that translates into not risking and simply going for the pair, but generally, the concentration during the four days of competition is maximum.
Taking as reference a Grand Slam tournament in both sports, although there are 128 participants in tennis, the winner really has seven rivals, one per round. Supposedly, as you advance the rivals are getting better, but your mentality has to be trying to be better than your opponent on that indicated day.
In golf, 120 begin, of which 60 remain at the end of the second day. Your opponent is not only your country partner, but you can get to have 8 or 10 rivals at the same time, in addition to the fact that the conditions of the field are changing throughout the day, favoring those who leave before it.
To get to have fun and be hooked playing tennis, starting from scratch, they have to spend a couple of years. It is a very slow sport in that aspect, where progress is barely visible. Besides that if you want to be a great player, the physicist, in general, is very important. These factors, among many others, rule out many potential future players.
In golf, learning is faster and has a great advantage, which is the handicap.
In a few months, thanks to this, you can get to play with someone who has been playing for more than 10 years. This causes many people to be hooked. I was so surprised by what Álvaro told me about the maximum age at which a golf player must take a club for the first time.
In tennis, if at eight you have not picked up a racket, it is almost impossible to become professional. In golf, until 15 you can have that option, although obviously when you do better before. In addition, the physicist, when importing less, makes the range of potential players wider.
Pressure on the court
Finally, and very important factors are the nerves and pressure at the time of playing. Tennis is a sport in motion with a ball that sometimes comes at more than 200 kilometers per hour. That makes you have little time to think, demanding a high capacity for reaction and spontaneity, making the concentration to hit the ball absolute, forgetting about any other factor around you.
Even so, closing the game when you dominate it is not an easy task. Golf, on the other hand, is static, with which the variables are reduced, and in which you have much more time to think and try to control the nerves so that they do not play against you.
With these differences described above, it is not intended on my part to judge which sport is more or less difficult, but to expose them together with a great professional such as Rafayel Nadal, so that you all judge. Well, to make sure to tell you that why I love golf, I find it technically very difficult that has hooked me to the core. Long live golf.