History Of Tennis

Tennis is a sport that has been around for many years and there are many people who play it, either as a hobby or as a competitive sport. It is also a popular sport in many countries around the world. Tennis is played on a tennis court which is usually made of grass, clay or asphalt. The court is divided into two halves by a net that extends from one side to the other. There are four players on each team, two on each half of the court. The object of the game is to hit the ball over the net and onto your opponents half of the court. The winner is the first player to score a total of six points.

The game of tennis was originally invented in France during the late 1700’s. It was a game that was played by the aristocracy and it became very popular among the upper class. At this time it was played using a racquet and a ball made of leather. In the 1800’s the game of tennis began to be played at clubs all over England and Scotland. In 1873 a man named William Renshaw patented the first rackets that had strings. These were the first rackets to be used in the game of tennis. By 1877, the game of tennis was being played at the Wimbledon tournament in London.

The modern version of tennis began in the United States in the early 1900’s. It was then called lawn tennis and was played on grass courts. Lawn tennis was very popular and many colleges and universities started their own teams. During the 1920’s tennis began to spread to Europe and it soon became a popular sport there. In 1925, the first official Wimbledon tournament was held and the event quickly grew in popularity.

Today, tennis is played in more than 80 countries around the world. It is played at various levels ranging from amateur to professional. The highest level of play is known as grand slam and is played on grass courts. It is the most prestigious tournament in the sport and the winner of the tournament receives the grand slam. Other tournaments that are played on grass courts include the US Open, the French Open, the Australian Open, the German Open, the Canadian Open and the British Open.

There are many different types of tennis equipment available today. A tennis racket is made of wood and metal and is used to hit the ball. There are also tennis balls that are made of leather or rubber. Some balls are smaller while others are larger. They are also made in different colors and weights. The rules for playing the game have changed over the years but the basic rules remain the same. The main difference between the rules of tennis and those of other sports is that tennis is played on a hard surface.