A speech about tennis shoes
Respected Chair, distinguished guests of the day, and my dear friends, As you all know, Tennis is a well known game which has fans all over the world. Like the other components of the game, I strongly feel that tennis shoes are also important for the effective performance of a player in the court and there is no doubt that the latest designs and technologies make them really performance oriented. It is essential for the players to wear special shoes designed for tennis because ordinary running shoes would not work for them. I have learnt that running shoes are designed to facilitate forward motion exerting more stress on the feet and that they do not provide stability for the feet in sideways body movements which is essential for tennis players. A major distinction could be made between the tennis shoes based on the material used to make them. Generally, there are three different types of tennis shoes made up of canvas, leather and vinyl. Shoes made of canvas provide comfort to the feet since it is the most breathing material and the one which keep the feet without sweating. On the other hand, leather shoes provide better stability and the material is much comfortable for the feet even if it breathe less. Shoes made of vinyl are the most comfortable choice for the feet but possess the disadvantage of making the feet hot and sweat even though vinyl is able to absorb water from the wet surroundings. You should also realize that tennis shoes vary according to the nature of the court. Specially designed shoes are available for hard courts, clay courts and grass courts and players could choose their shoes accordingly. Shoes which have added tread and soft sole are suitable for hard tennis courts and you can go for flexible and soft souls if you are going to play on soft courts (Brown xvi). The sole of the shoe is considered to be an important part and different types of rubber components are used to increase the durability of shoes....
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