Tennis News

by : Tennischart

Player(s) use a racquet to strike a rubber ball. In some places, tennis is still called lawn tennis, to distinguish it from real tennis, an older form of the game that is played indoors on a very different kind of a court. ...

In Short, We can say: Tennis is a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court into two parts.

History of Tennis:

1 The first championships at Wimbledon, in London were played in 1877.

2 The U.S. Open was first held in 1881.

3 The U.S. National Women's Singles Championships were first held in 1887.

4 The French Open was first held in 1891 in France.

5 In 1912, the International Lawn Tennis Federation was created in Paris.

6 In August 1900 the first Davis Cup match was held between Britain and the United States at the Longwood Cricket Club, Boston.

7 Wimbledon, U.S. Open, Australian Open, and French Open are the most prestigious events in tennis. Together these four events are called the Grand Slam.

8 In 1884 a women's singles events was played at Wimbledon for the first time, and 13 women competed. Two sisters played for the finals trophy, Maud Watson and her sister Lilian, which Maud won. The doubles championship started in 1899.

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