The Instigator
Jziggy
Pro (for)
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The Contender
jerkfacemcgee
Con (against)
Winning
39 Points

Tennis is the best sport in the world

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/12/2008 Category: Sports
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,181 times Debate No: 1736
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Jziggy

Pro

Tennis is the best sport in the world, as it is the best in the group of few sports which equally strengthen your arm and leg muscles. It is better than swimming as it is much more social, and more accesible and less of a bother(getting changed, getting wet, taking a shower etc. needs to be done for swimming)/
jerkfacemcgee

Con

As someone who spent two hours playing tennis today, and a soon-to-be member of my school's tennis squad, I will concede that tennis is a fun sport. But is tennis the best sport in the world? I strongly disagree.

Jziggy claims that tennis is better than swimming because it is more social. However, the only time you will be playing with another member of your "team" is if you are playing doubles and even then that's just one other person. More often than not, you will be playing singles and will obviously be alone.

Additionally, Jziggy claims that tennis is "more accessible and less of a bother" than swimming. If you plan to swim, you can go hop in the city pool or any body of water. Grab a pair of goggles and you're good to go. To play tennis, you have to locate a properly sized court equipped with a net and back fence, find a racket, tennis balls, tennis shoes, and a person to play with. More accessible and less of a bother? I think not.

Jziggy classifies tennis as one of the few sports that strengthen your arms and legs. However, many sports fit this qualification such as baseball(our nation's pastime), hockey, American football, basketball, softball, track and field events, rugby, volleyball, and numerous other athletic pursuits. What evidence is there that proves tennis is better than all of these sports?

In conclusion, I've rebutted all of Jziggy's limited arguments that allegedly crown tennis as the king of sports, over our nation's pastime and some of the most popular sports in the world, over age old traditions and sports than incite "March Madness" throughout America. Clearly, tennis is NOT the best sport in the world and does not deserve this generous title.
Debate Round No. 1
Jziggy

Pro

Jziggy forfeited this round.
jerkfacemcgee

Con

jerkfacemcgee forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Jziggy

Pro

Hello everyone we are a very fancy comrade who likes to dance with everyone in toll she say she say one
jerkfacemcgee

Con

Okay? Since none of my arguments have been rebutted, or even answered, I think is clear who has won this debate. I understand however that it is up to the voters to decide based on the way the issue was debated. Thank you to all who have followed this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
gonovice
i voted based on debating not just on the fact that she thinks that tennis is actually the best sport. hello, it doesn't take any brain power to play it. however, ballet does just that.
Posted by jerkfacemcgee 9 years ago
jerkfacemcgee
lol hey Smarticles. Yeah I know, it's kept me on the edge of my seat. SO engaging...thrilling in fact.
Posted by Smarticles 9 years ago
Smarticles
Obviously anyone who doesn't like tennis and enjoys other sports would vote for jerkfacemcgee. lol hello again jerkfacemcgee!!! :D wow this is an "interesting" debate
Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
gonovice
tennis isn't the best, ballet is.
Posted by kenicks 9 years ago
kenicks
tennis isnt considered to be, and isnt, the greatest sport in the world, because it isnt hyped by the media enough. it pains me to say that but it is the sad, inexplicable truth.
Posted by Rlancer55 9 years ago
Rlancer55
i think tennis is like a girly sport... thats just me though...
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
I personally think Tennis is the best sport in the world (unless you consider any form of debate as being qualified sports in terms of what is being discussed here). That said, I'm inclined to vote for the con so far.
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