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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_tennis

The game that most people call 'tennis' is the direct descendant of what is now known as real .... Wingfield claimed that he had invented his version of the game for the amusement of his guests at a weekend garden party on his estate of ...

www.tennistheme.com/tennishistory.html

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 ...

www.athleticscholarships.net/history-of-tennis.htm

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

www.britannica.com/sports/tennis

tennis: Game in which two opposing players (singles) or pairs of players (doubles ) use tautly strung rackets to hit a ball of specified size, weight, and bounce ...

www.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/tennis/04/14/history.of.tennis.federer.henryIII/index.html

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 ...

www.olympic.org/news/a-brief-history-of-tennis

May 3, 2017 ... ... tennis has spread all over the world. Designed and codified in England in the 1870s, it is the direct descendant of jeu de paume, invented in ...

news.bbc.co.uk/sportacademy/hi/sa/tennis/rules/history/newsid_3575000/3575083.stm

Some historians date tennis as far back as Egyptian times. ... view is that it was a crude courtyard ball game invented by 11th or 12th century French monks.

straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/24/quirks-of-the-game-how-tennis-got-its-scoring-system

May 24, 2013 ... King was not the first or the last to feel befuddled by tennis' scoring system, ... “It was invented to cause frustration to those who chose to play.”.

www.quora.com/Who-invented-tennis

There are whole books written on this subject. No one person invented tennis, and it happened over centuries starting waay back! The modern game of lawn ...