17 Facts About Tennis


Tennis is a racket sport that is played either individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each .

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Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society and at all ages.

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Tennis is played by millions of recreational players and is a popular worldwide spectator sport.

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Tennis'storians believe that the game's ancient origin lay in 12th-century northern France, where a ball was struck with the palm of the hand.

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Tennis produced a boxed set which included a net, poles, rackets, balls for playing the game – and most importantly you had his rules.

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Tennis was absolutely terrific at marketing and he sent his game all over the world.

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Tennis had very good connections with the clergy, the law profession, and the aristocracy and he sent thousands of sets out in the first year or so, in 1874.

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Tennis's became fascinated by the game of tennis after watching British army officers play.

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Tennis's laid out a tennis court at the Staten Island Cricket Club at Camp Washington, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, New York.

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Tennis became popular in France, where the French Championships date to 1891, although until 1925 they were open only to tennis players who were members of French clubs.

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Tennis balls were originally made of cloth strips stitched together with thread and stuffed with feathers.

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Tennis balls were traditionally manufactured in the United States and Europe.

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Tennis is unusual in that it is played on a variety of surfaces.

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In March 2012 the Tennis Channel published a combined list of the 100 greatest men and women tennis players of all time.

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Tennis magazine selected Martina Navratilova as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005.

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In May 2020, the Tennis Channel ranked Williams as the greatest female tennis player of all time.

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The US Open, Miami Masters, US Open Series, and World Team Tennis started using this challenge system in 2006 and the Australian Open and Wimbledon introduced the system in 2007.

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