Index• History• Evolution of racquets• Game modes• Surface• Grand Slams• Greatest players• Rafael Nadal• Davis Cup• Summary• Test
History• The origin of tennis dates back from the year 1873.• The English commander Walter Clopton Wigfield mix some rules of badminton and a similar game played in china 2,000 years ago and called "sphairistike“(which comes from the Greek and means "playing with a ball“ )• The current name comes from the custom of the first players to notify his rival to a new service saying "tenez".
Evolution of racquets• The framework was traditionally made of wood and the strings were made with tripe.• In 1967 appears the first steel racquet• In 1970s aluminum racquets come offering less weight, more power and control.• Currently new materials (such as the fiberglass, graphite, carbon) have transformed the racket in instruments more rigid and almost twice the size of the first racquets.
Game modes• Tennis is played between two people in a singles match, or two pairs in a doubles match.• Doubles utilizes a wider court than singles matches: it includes the area in the alley, whereas singles does not. The two players on the receiving side change positions after each point played .• Mixed doubles is played the same as doubles, but with each team comprising one man and one woman.
Surface• Clay:Clay courts normally have a slower paced ball and a fairly true bounce with more spin.• Hard: Hard courts typically have a faster- paced ball with a very true bounce.• Grass: Grass courts usually have a faster- paced ball, and a more erratic bounce.• Carpet: The bounce can be higher or lower than a hard court.
Grand Slams• The four Grand Slams tournaments are considered to be the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world.• They are held annually and include, in chronological order, the Australia Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and the US Open.
Greatest players• Pete Sampras:He won 14 Grand Slams singles titles and became recognized as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.• Andrea Agassi: He has been called the best service returner in the history of the game.• Rod Laver: He holds the record for titles won in career, and was the World Nº1 player for seven consecutive years, from 1964 to 1970.
Rafael Nadal• Nadal has won 10 Grand Slam singles titles, including 6 French Open titles.• He is the youngest male player to complete the Career Golden Slam (winner of the four grand slams and the Olympic Gold medal).
Davis Cup• The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis.• The most successful countries over the history of the tournament are the United States.• Spain won the Davis Cup in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2009.
Summary• The origin of tennis dates back from the year 1873.• The racquets are made of bet materials• There are different types to play tennis.• There are 4 types of surface.• Grand Slams are the most prestigious tennis tournament.• Nadal is the youngest player to complete the Career Golden Slam• United States is the most successful country in the Davis Cup.
Test-1)What happens in 1967?a) It appears the first steel racquetb)It was born Rafael Nadalc)Spain won his first Davis Cup-2)How many types of surface there are?a)2b)3c)4
Test-3)Which of these answer isn’t a GrandSlam?a)Roland Garrosb)Shangaic)US Open-4)How many times Spain won Davis Cup?a)3b)4c)6