Tennis By Aqtedar Mohammed

History of Tennis:

While the evidence is thin, the game of tennis is believed to go as far back as thousands of years, with several indicators suggesting the ancient Greeks were the first to play the game. The game’s popularity declined during the 1700s, but experienced a revolution in 1870's. Unlike today serves were underarm and tennis balls were hand-sewn.

Media

The media has helped sport do things such as:

Changing rules - because the media has helped produce technology it has changed the rules of sport.

Professionalism - the media has helped sport become more professional because the technology has helped the games be played better where there are no incorrect decisions and many more.

Major Tournaments

Wimbledon

The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world which was founded by the All England Club in 1877 to raise money for the club. The game is played on the grass court. The first Championships were contested by only 22 men. Women were first introduced to the tournament after 7 years in the 1884.

US open

Tennis was first played in the U.S. in New Brighton Staten Island, New York in 1874. In 1881, the desire to play tennis competitively led to the establishment of tennis clubs The US National Men's Singles Championship, now the US Open, was first held in 1881 at Newport, Rhode Island. The game was played on Hard surface. Just as Wimbledon it took another 6 years for women to be introduced in this tournament.

French Open

Tennis was predominantly a sport of the English-speaking world, dominated by Great Britain and the United States. It was also popular in France, where the French Open dates to 1891 as the Championat de France International de Tennis. This tournament was not recognized as a Major or Grand Slam tournament until it was opened to all nationalities in 1925. The game was played on Clay courts.

Australian Open

Not as famous as the other three tournaments, The Australian Open was first played in 1905. Because of its geographic remoteness, historically, the event did not gain attendance from the top tennis players. It became one of the major tennis tournaments starting in 1924. Just as US open the game is played on hard surfaced courts.

Top 3 ranked Player in the world

Andy Murray
Noval Djokovic
Milos Raonic

Credits:

Created with images by andremcenroe - "tennis clay clay court" • StockSnap - "tennis racket court" • big-ashb - "Horia Tecau & Sania Mirza" • Michael Vadon - "US Open 2014" • atl10trader - "Women's Semi Final: Sharapova v Li"

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