7 Interesting Facts About the History of Tennis
What are 3 interesting facts about tennis?
Fact 1: Yellow tennis balls were used at Wimbledon for the first time in 1986. Fact 2: The fastest server in the women's tennis was done by Venus Williams who recorded a serve of 205 km/h. Fact 3: Henry "Bunny" Austin was the first player to wear shorts at Wimbledon in 1932.
Why is the tennis ball yellow?
The Yellow Ball Historically, balls were either black or white in colour, depending on the background colour of the courts. In 1972 the ITF introduced yellow tennis balls into the rules of tennis, as research had shown these balls to be more visible to television viewers.
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Tennis is a good sport for maintaining health, fitness, strength and agility. It also has social and psychological benefits. You can play with a club or with friends and family as a social activity. Make sure you have plenty of fluids on hand and rehydrate regularly.
Spectacular, played today on all kinds of surfaces by tens of millions of people, for fun or in competition, tennis has spread all over the world. Designed and codified in England in the 1870s, it is the direct descendant of jeu de paume, invented in France in the 11th century.