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HISTORY OF TENNIS
Transcript of HISTORY OF TENNIS
A game of which two people or four players strike a ball with rackets over a net stretched across a court. The usual form is played with a felt-covered hollow rubber ball on a grass, clay or artificial surface.
In 1957 with her first Wimbledon title ans first U.S. championship, Althea Gibson was the top-ranked female tennis player in the world.
Jimmy Connors became the racquets most famous user during a time where the majority of players use wood racquets because it gave them more control.
Overall, there has been a significant change to the tennis racket throughout the past. The racquet has continued to evolve and will continue. it is estimated that the racquet will become even lighter and stronger, becoming more beneficial for players,
Tennis is believed to have originated in the monastic cloisters in Northern France in the 12th century. Interestingly, the ball was then struck with palm of the hand. At the time, it was names "jeu de paume" (game of the palm). Rackets came into use in the 16th century.
WHAT DOES THE WORK MEAN?
The word "Tennis" comes from the Anglo-Norman term "Tenez"
He became the most influential icon when implementing the change for Wilson Sporting Goods. Connors had the eye and the ground strokes to exploit the racquets tiny sweet spot.
As Tennis journalist Peter Bodo put it aptly, "Connors simply had a futuristic instrument that gleamed with the promise of heroic deeds & lethal power. It was Arthur and Excalibur all over again."
HISTORY OF TENNIS!
BY: ADIANNA PEREZ