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Important Facts About Tennis


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Did you know that prior to the invention of racquets, people used to play with hands? But how, could you imagine this? Pretty funny, isn’t it? And another thing is—the tennis racquets were made from wood until 1970’s. Likewise, there are many other facts which you hardly have known it. Well, find out the facts here!

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Important Facts About Tennis

  1. 1. The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England in the late 19thcentury named as “lawn tennis”
  2. 2. In 1976, the first oversized racquet was made and got popular by delivering the much easier techniques to the non-advanced players..
  3. 3. There are 8 classics tennis shot types are performed by a competent tennis player . They are :-
  4. 4. The serve Forehand Backhand Overhead smash Half-volleyVolley Lob Drop shot
  5. 5. There are 4 most famous tennis events are played currently name as :-  The U.S open  The French open  The Australian open and  Wimbledon etc..
  6. 6. The major tennis tournaments are played mainly in 3 types of surfaces are ;-  Grass court  Clay court  Hard court ..
  7. 7. But currently as per their features, the surfaces are divided into 5pace settings :-  Category 1 (slow)  Category 2 (medium-slow)  Category 3 (medium)  Category 4 (medium-fast)  Category 5 (fast)
  8. 8. Wimbledon is the only major tournament that played on grass surface..
  9. 9. The U.S open and Australian open are played on hard courts and French open on the red clay court..
  10. 10. In 1875, the tennis courts are constructed rectangle wise where previously they were hour- glass shaped.
  11. 11. A normal tennis game playing duration is 2.5hrs where the ball use is 20mnts only.
  12. 12. The longest match played in history is for 3days where the duration is 11hrs and 5mnts …… and the shortest match of tennis is for 20mnts..
  13. 13. In 1986, a yellow color ball was introduced in tennis as it allows people to see the ball better than a white tennis ball….
  14. 14. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis………….that is made up of 210 national tennis associations, corresponding organizations of independent countries and territories.
  15. 15. ITF classified surface types for tennis..