Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court.The object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return.Tennis is played by millions of recreational players and is also a popular worldwide spectator sport.The four Grand Slam tournaments (also referred to as the Majors) are especially popular: the Australian Open played on hard courts, the French Open played on red clay courts, Wimbledon played on grass courts, and the US Open also played on hard courts.The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including wheelchair users.The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England, in the late 19th century as lawn tennis.
He had very good connections with the clergy, the law profession, and the aristocracy and he sent thousands of sets out in the first year or so, in 1874." She laid out a tennis court at the Staten Island Cricket Club at Camp Washington, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, New York. Woodhouse won the singles title, and a silver cup worth 0, by defeating Canadian I. On , the United States National Lawn Tennis Association (now the United States Tennis Association) was formed to standardize the rules and organize competitions.
The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.
Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society and at all ages.
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