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Learning The History Of Tennis

Mar 29, 2008
Learning history of the sport you are interested is some an achievement. It is an essential way to enhance your self- of being sports enthusiast You can convince people to participate in such a sport to if you are good in showcasing it- including its history.
If you are thinking about getting into tennis here are some important things that you maybe interested in knowing.

Real tennis is played on indoor courts. In fact, real tennis cannot be played outside; the players utilize the angled walls of a real tennis court to strategically hit and return the ball to their opponents. Real tennis Is very similar to present modern tennis, or lawn tennis but only in the same way that handball, badminton, croquet, and racquetball are similar to lawn tennis!

It is a sport that has been played for centuries. It is thought that possibly European monks developed this particular sport. There were lots of different forms of rackets that are being used and the ball also evolved parallel to it. The game was loved among the monasteries in European land, but at one point the church thought about banning the game. However, today, this sport continuously gaining overwhelming popularity.
Major Walter C. Wingfield (you can search this personality around the net) patented equipment and rules for a game very close to the game of tennis we are playing today. That same year tennis courts were created in the U.S. The year after that equipment could be found in many locations.

Because croquet was a popular game at that time, people took the croquet courts and set them up for tennis.
The first Wimbledon tournament happened in 1877. The court was just a bit different from the court that is utilized today. However, the rules were basically the same as they are today.

In the 1930s tennis became rather chic. The outfits for tennis were a little bit different from what is commonly worn at present The outfits were longer and more constricting. Shorts were not worn in the game until 1933- done by Bunny Austin.

Throughout the times there have been lots of champions in the game of tennis. The game became so popular that in 1986 the yellow ball was showcased for the first time to make the balls easier to see on television!
At present, it is fairly easy to look and obtain resources to help progress your tennis games. This resources, besides hiring a tennis instructor, learning can come in the form of books, dvd's and even videos.
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