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Tennikoit is one of the obscure sports which almost faced extinction. However the sport received timely attention and it survived and flourished. Even though exact records are not available to document the place and date of birth of Tennikoit, its largely believed that South India is its birthplace.
The game can be played with a minimum of two people (singles) up to a maximum of four people (doubles). The name "Tennikoit" is given to a circular ring made of rubber. A game of Tennikoit essentially involves the exchange of the tennikoit across the courts. The net between the two courts acts as a barrier. A typical Tennikoit court essentially looks like a Badminton court. Each individual tries to score 21 points in order to be declared a winner.
However, in order to be declared a winner, one has to maintain a minimum of two points lead over the opponent. If each of the players score 21 points, then the winner is decided by tie-break. The match is a set of 3 games, of which the winner must win two.
Tennikoit is the game mainly played in oceanic voyage in those day and likely called as the Duck Tennis with out frame work or set of rules to play the game. In same, after generation it is has been scrutinized by the intelligence and game seeker as the Tennikoit in India, likely it is Ring tennis in South Africa and Tenniquoits in Germany as many as also. both sex can play this game together in outdoor and indoor
In 1960’s inventory measure has been to organize the game in national wide and 2004 for the World bodies to bring this game international wide, as result 1st world Tenniquoits championship is organized by Tennikoit federation of India at Chennai with potential from Velammal education trust.