The new sport of Tenkey was created by Vinay Babla of the United Kingdom, in May 2016. Tenkey is a hybrid of tennis and hockey. The objective is for a player to hit the ball/puck along the ground into the opposition player's goal, while trying to prevent the ball/puck from getting in their own goal.
- There is a centre line which splits the court in two, as is the case with tennis, but there is no net
- On each side, there is a baseline and a service line. Between the baseline and service line too, there are left and right singles and doubles lines, which are a part of 2 boxes on each side
- A coin toss is performed and the winner gets to decide who has serve
- The points scoring system is the same as that in tennis
- Changing halves happens as it does in tennis
- A player cannot enter the other player's half or allow his (tenkey) stick to cross the centre line. If the player does this, they automatically lose the point
- The ball/puck can only be hit along the ground. If it leaves the ground at any point, the point is lost by the player responsible
- A serve is performed from within a box and diagonally into the box on the other side, where it is received
- The serving box is swapped after each point, as in tennis
- A player is allowed 2 serves on each point: a first serve and a second serve. If both serves fail to enter the diagonal box, the point is lost
- Only one touch is allowed on the ball/puck after it has arrived to a player's half, as in tennis
- If the ball/puck passes either the baseline or the sides past the service lines (which all form a sort of U shape made up of 3 straight lines and make up the goal), a point is won. If the ball/puck does not pass the centre line after being hit or passes the side lines before the service line, the point is lost by the player responsible
- If the ball/puck stops in the opposition player's half after it has been hit, the opposing player has a time limit (possibly 3 seconds) within which to hit the ball after it has stopped. If they fail to do so, the point is lost
- In doubles, the double lines are used and, at serve, one player is diagonally at the back and either serving or receiving a serve while the other is on the other side in front. After the serve has been completed though, the two players are free to move wherever, so both can be at the front of the court, one at the front and one at the back, etc.
If rallies are too short in length, then the distance of the 'U's on the sides can be reduced (possibly by using markings or cones) so that there is less area to defend. If it is still too difficult, then only make the baseline available for scoring a point; nothing on the sides.
- Tenkey stick (use a hockey stick for now)
- (Tennis) Ball/puck
- Tennis court without a net or a rectangular area which can be marked
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