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Tennis is an age-old sport, a color-coordinated dream of vibrant green (or red or blue) on white. Tennis players are stars and legends. The game itself takes a day to learn and a lifetime to master!
HISTORY - Tennis was a game of royalty played on indoor courts starting in 12th-Century France. It wasn't played on a grass surface until it went over to England under the term "lawn tennis," which is the true term of modern tennis. Back then they used to hit a ball with their hands over a rope strung across a courtyard or against the walls of the monasteries. The Victorian era spurred its massive popularity; previous to that, England had been under puritanical rule and this luxurious game of royalty was frowned upon. As the game became more popular, players began using a glove with webbing between the fingers or a solid paddle. Eventually players began using a piece of webbing attached to a handle, which became the modern day racquet.


1) Yellow tennis balls were used at Wimbledon for the first time in 1986. Before this, the first tennis balls were made of wool or hair wrapped up in leather.
2) The fastest server in the women's tennis was done by Venus Williams who recorded a serve of 205 km/h.
3) Henry "Bunny" Austin was the first player to wear shorts at Wimbledon in 1932.
4) Every year, 24 tons of Kent strawberries are ordered for the Championships at Wimbledon.
5) Wimbledon is the only major tennis tournament still played on grass.
) Margaret Smith Court holds the record with 24 Grand Slam singles titles.
7) The first women to play in the Wimbledon tournament wore full length dresses.
8) The game of tennis comes from Great Britain.
9) Venus and Serena Williams became the first set of sisters to ever win Olympic gold medals in tennis.
10) The first African American to win the US open was Arthur Ashe.

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