Can we describe the differences and the similarities between such different sports like tennis and basketball? This question seems a little unbelievably but I will try to make such comparison and we will see what will be the result.
In my opinion the similarities between these two sports are easier to point out – and there is much lesser number of them. Every sport is injuring – and these two popular sports are injuring too. Breaking legs or wrists happens as often as other serious injuries. Bruises and scratches are so common that I should not even mention about it.
Basketball is much more contact sport than tennis. Basketball players are fighting with each other to make a rebound or steal the ball often pushing themselves and staying on the opponent's way. On the other way – tennis players have got no direct contact with each other. They are touching themselves only on the beginning and the ending of the match by shaking theirs hands or even giving themselves a hug.
A tennis match is taking place in the open air mostly while the basketball matches happen only in sport halls. The time of the basketball match is limited and fixed while the time of the tennis match may be different. The result of the tennis match is determined after two out of three won sets by one of the player (sometimes these values looks like three out of five).
As you can see (and for sure know) – tennis is a different sport than a basketball but it has some similarities too.