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History of tennis

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The game that most people call tennis is the direct descendant of what is now known as real ... In 1926, promoter C.C. Pyle created the first professional tennis tour with a group of American and Fr...

The History of Tennis. How Tennis Was Invented.

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Some people believe that the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans played different versions of tennis. Drawings and descriptions of any tennis-like games ...

Who Invented Tennis? - Inventors - About.com

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Jun 29, 2015 ... The sport of tennis has a history spanning many cultures over thousands of years , with games of balls and rackets being played in various ...

A short history of tennis: Henry VIII to Federer the great - CNN.com

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Apr 14, 2010 ... From the royal courts of England and France to centre court at Wimbledon, from Henry VIII to Federer the great, the game of tennis is steeped in ...

The History of Lawn Tennis - Library of Birmingham

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Perera and Gem created a new set of rules for a rackets game, known as pelota, lawn rackets or lawn tennis. The game was reportedly first played by Gem and ...

The History of Tennis - Tennis Theme

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1873 ▫ LAWN TENNIS ▫ Major Walter Wingfield invented a version of Real Tennis that can be played outdoors on a lawn. The game called 'Sphairistike' (Greek ...

Why was tennis invented? | Yahoo Answers

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Dec 8, 2008 ... i would like to know specifically why it was invented please. thx.

Who Invented Tennis Scoring | A scoring system you have to love ...

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Aug 31, 1998 ... Andre Agassi considered the question: Who invented the scoring system in tennis and why?He cocked his bald head."It was invented," he said, ...

TENNIS HISTORY – Page 1 of 3 | Court & Field Dimension ...

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Apr 11, 2015 ... The history of modern tennis officially began in 19th century Britain ... Lawn Tennis was invented a social activity but it quickly evolved into a ...

BBC Sport Academy | Tennis | Rules | History | The history of tennis

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But the most common view is that it was a crude courtyard ball game invented by 11th or 12th century French monks. The name tennis is said to come from the ...

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tennis: History - Infoplease

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Unlike most other sports, lawn tennis has precise origins. An Englishman, Major Walter C. Wingfield, invented lawn tennis (1873) and first played it at a garden ...

History of Tennis | HISTORY

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While evidence is thin on the ground, the game of tennis is believed to hark ... in 1850: Charles Goodyear invented a process for rubber called vulcanisation, ...

tennis | sport | Britannica.com

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The addition of colour and style to tennis wear (once restricted to white) created an entirely new subdivision of leisure clothing. Tennis balls, which historically ...