How to Draw a Tennis Racket and Ball

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Tennis a sport or game "in which two opposing players (singles) or pairs of players (doubles) use tautly strung rackets to hit a ball."

Tennis is played using a net, as is volleyball. In Britain, it is known as lawn tennis because the original courts were in the grass.

Today, tennis is played by millions of people around the world. Sports lovers avidly follow professional tennis matches, while novices of all ages hit the courts at their local parks.

Famous tennis players include Roger Federer and Serena Williams.

Get your head in the game and draw your very own cartoon tennis racket and tennis ball. All you'll need is a pencil, pen, marker, or crayon.

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Follow the step-by-step instructions as you craft your sports equipment using lines and simple shapes, including teardrops, ovals, rectangles, and trapezoids.

Not into tennis? You've still got game. Shoot some hoops or toss around the old pig skin.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Football, Baseball Bat, and Basketball Player.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Tennis Racket and Ball

Tennis Racket and Ball drawing - step 1
How to Draw Tennis Racket and Ball: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing a long, curved line and doubling it back upon itself to form a shape like a teardrop. Notice that the lines don't meet at the point. This forms the head and shaft or throat of the tennis racket - the part you use to hit the ball.

Tennis Racket and Ball drawing - step 2
How to Draw Tennis Racket and Ball: Step 2

2. Begin drawing the racket's handle. At the open end of the teardrop shape, draw a small curved rectangle. Then, extend a long straight line from one side of it. This begins to outline the grip.

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Tennis Racket and Ball drawing - step 3
How to Draw Tennis Racket and Ball: Step 3

3. Extend another straight line, outlining the opposite side of the handle's grip. Connect the two straight lines by drawing a small trapezoid with rounded corners between them. This is called the butt of the tennis racket.

Tennis Racket and Ball drawing - step 4
How to Draw Tennis Racket and Ball: Step 4

4. Draw a large curved triangle on the racket's throat.

Tennis Racket and Ball drawing - step 5
How to Draw Tennis Racket and Ball: Step 5

5. Next, draw a large oval within the head of the racket. This distinguishes the strings from the rim.

Tennis Racket and Ball drawing - step 6
How to Draw Tennis Racket and Ball: Step 6

6. Begin drawing straight lines within the rim, oriented from the top of the racket to the throat and parallel to one another. These are the strings.

Tennis Racket and Ball drawing - step 7
How to Draw Tennis Racket and Ball: Step 7

7. Continue drawing the strings until the tennis racket's head is full of them. Then, draw the strings that run horizontally. Again, use straight, parallel lines. These lines should cross the previous strings at a perpendicular angle.

Tennis Racket and Ball drawing - step 8
How to Draw Tennis Racket and Ball: Step 8

8. Continue stringing your racket with straight lines until complete.

Tennis Racket and Ball drawing - step 9
How to Draw Tennis Racket and Ball: Step 9

9. Next, draw the tennis ball. First, draw a circle. Then, draw an "S" shaped line across it.

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How to Draw Tennis Racket and Ball: Step 10

Color your cartoon tennis racket and tennis ball. Tennis rackets are made in many colors, but tennis balls are typically bright yellow with a white stripe.

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