BTS Unleashes Their Inner Tennis Ace On Episode 129 of Run BTS!

BTS are the kings of content, the masters of music, the sovereigns of sold-out; and now, prodigies of tennis too!

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Run BTS! Episode 129 | Image From Big Hit Entertainment

Run BTS! aired its 129th episode on February 16, and it is by far one of the most energetic challenges that the Bangtan Boys have ever taken on!

A man wearing a white track suit while swinging a Wilson tennis racket
Suga | Run BTS! Episode 129 | Image From Big Hit Entertainment

From K-Pop Stars to Tennis Aces

The fourth quarter of 2020 was a treasure trove for ARMY, as the seven-piece made it rain with new music, concerts, talk show performances, award wins, and TV show appearances. Up midnight of the last day of 2020, BTS made sure to serve up spectacular performances via Weverse's New Year's Eve Live event. Ramping up 2021 with a great start, the K-Pop group keeps their content streak going with their adventures on Run BTS!

In the most recent episode of BTS' fun-filled reality show, Bangtan Sonyeondan were joined by two of South Korea's premier tennis players, Im Kyu Tae and Kwon Soon Woo, in order to kick off their long-term tennis project.

A man wearing white sportswear and holding a Wilson tennis racket
J-Hope | Run BTS! Episode 129 | Image From Big Hit Entertainment

Clad in Fila and Wilson tennis gear, the members learned the basics of the sport in no time. ARMY may already know that J-Hope was a tennis player pre-BTS days, and his skills shined like the sun during their games.

A man wearing gray sportswear while swinging a tennis racket
Jin | Run BTS! Episode 129 | Image From Big Hit Entertainment

It was also revealed that Jin played the sport twice before, so it didn't come as a surprise when his swings were strong and skillful. Jimin, who is one of the strongest dancers on the team, swung his forehand and backhand like an elegant swan, and we didn't think that was possible.

A man wearing blue sportswear while holding an oversized tennis racket
Jimin | Run BTS! Episode 129 | Image From Big Hit Entertainment

When it was RM and Suga's turn they flaunted their adorable side by smashing the tennis balls with so much power that they flew high into the sky. However, the two magnificent rappers proved that they're tennis pros in the making during the rally games.

A man wearing sportswear and holding a tennis racket
RM | Run BTS! Episode 129 | Image From Big Hit Entertainment

It goes without saying that ARMY was likely cheering for Jungkook, the group's Golden Maknae, who owned those fierce swings that basically made holes in the air.

A man holding a tennis racket
Jungkook | Run BTS! Episode 129 | Image From Big Hit Entertainment

Ambidextrous Wonder

While each member had a great swing to their rackets and serves, V stood out in his own otherworldly way during the rally with their tennis coaches. Using his ambidextrousness to his advantage, V practically invented a new swing by switching the racket from one hand to the other, instead of using the backhand.


A man wearing yellow and white sportswear while holding a tennis racket
V | Run BTS! Episode 129 | Image From Big Hit Entertainment

The quirky move sent his co-members in a fit of laughter, and we can predict that ARMY watching at home reacted the same way.


We're high key excited that BTS has chosen tennis as their long-term project, because that means we'll be seeing these aces backhand, forehand, breakpoint, and 15-love 'till our hearts' desire. Will we be seeing BTS burn the stage at the Olympics someday?


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Source: Run BTS! Episode 129 (Big Hit Entertainment)

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