Tennis

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Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).wikipedia
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Tennis court

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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.
A tennis court is the venue where the sport of tennis is played.

Tennis ball

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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.
A tennis ball is a ball designed for the sport of tennis.

Wheelchair tennis

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The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including wheelchair users.
Wheelchair Tennis is one of the forms of tennis adapted for wheelchair users.

Types of tennis match

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Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).
Traditionally, tennis is played between two people in a singles match, or two pairs in a doubles match.

Real tennis

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It had close connections both to various field (lawn) games such as croquet and bowls as well as to the older racket sport today called real tennis. Louis X of France was a keen player of jeu de paume ("game of the palm"), which evolved into real tennis, and became notable as the first person to construct indoor tennis courts in the modern style.
Real tennis – one of several games sometimes called "the sport of kings" – is the original racquet sport from which the modern game of tennis (originally called "lawn tennis") is derived.

Australian Open

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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 Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawk-Eye

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A recent addition to professional tennis has been the adoption of electronic review technology coupled with a point-challenge system, which allows a player to contest the line call of a point, a system known as Hawk-Eye.
Hawk-Eye is a computer system used in numerous sports such as cricket, tennis, Gaelic football, badminton, hurling, rugby union, association football and volleyball, to visually track the trajectory of the ball and display a profile of its statistically most likely path as a moving image.

French Open

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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 French Open (Championnats Internationaux de France de Tennis), officially Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France, beginning in late May.

US Open (tennis)

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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 United States Open Tennis Championships is a hard court tennis tournament.

Grass court

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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.
A grass court is one of the four different types of tennis court on which the sport of tennis, originally known as "lawn tennis", is played.

Jeu de paume

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Louis X of France was a keen player of jeu de paume ("game of the palm"), which evolved into real tennis, and became notable as the first person to construct indoor tennis courts in the modern style.
It was an indoor precursor of tennis played without racquets, though these were eventually introduced.

Walter Clopton Wingfield

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In Tennis: A Cultural History, Heiner Gillmeister reveals that on December 8, 1874, British army officer Walter Clopton Wingfield wrote to Harry Gem, commenting that he (Wingfield) had been experimenting with his version of lawn tennis “for a year and a half”.
Major Walter Clopton Wingfield (16 October 1833 – 18 April 1912) was a Welsh inventor and a British Army officer who was one of the pioneers of lawn tennis.

Augurio Perera

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Between 1859 and 1865 Harry Gem, a solicitor and his friend Augurio Perera developed a game that combined elements of racquets and the Basque ball game pelota, which they played on Perera's croquet lawn in Birmingham in England.
Juan Bautista Luis Augurio Perera (c.1822 – after 1889), known as Augurio Perera, was a Spanish-born merchant and sportsman based in England, credited alongside his friend Major Harry Gem as a lawn tennis pioneer.

Mary Ewing Outerbridge

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In the U.S. in 1874 Mary Ewing Outerbridge, a young socialite, returned from Bermuda with a sphairistikè set.
Mary Ewing Outerbridge (February 16, 1852 – May 3, 1886) was an American woman who imported the lawn game tennis to the United States from Bermuda.

International Tennis Federation

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In 1913, the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF), now the International Tennis Federation (ITF), was founded and established three official tournaments as the major championships of the day.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, wheelchair tennis, and beach tennis.

World Hard Court Championships

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The World Hard Court Championships were awarded to France; the term "hard court" was used for clay courts at the time.
World Hard Court Championships was an annual major tennis tournament held from 1912 to 1923, principally in Paris, France.

Davis Cup

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The Davis Cup, an annual competition between men's national teams, dates to 1900.
The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis.

Fed Cup

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The analogous competition for women's national teams, the Fed Cup, was founded as the Federation Cup in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ITF.
Fed Cup is the premier international team competition in women's tennis, launched in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

Harry Gem

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Between 1859 and 1865 Harry Gem, a solicitor and his friend Augurio Perera developed a game that combined elements of racquets and the Basque ball game pelota, which they played on Perera's croquet lawn in Birmingham in England.
Alongside his friend Augurio Perera, he is credited as a lawn tennis pioneer.

Suzanne Lenglen

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The most notable of these early professionals were the American Vinnie Richards and the Frenchwoman Suzanne Lenglen.
Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen (24 May 1899 – 4 July 1938) was a French tennis player.

Vincent Richards

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The most notable of these early professionals were the American Vinnie Richards and the Frenchwoman Suzanne Lenglen.
Vincent "Vinnie" Richards (March 20, 1903 – September 28, 1959) was an American tennis player.

Leamington Spa

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In 1872, along with two local doctors, they founded the world's first tennis club on Avenue Road, Leamington Spa.
Leamington is closely associated with the founding of lawn tennis.

History of tennis

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In 1968, commercial pressures and rumors of some amateurs taking money under the table led to the abandonment of this distinction, inaugurating the Open Era, in which all players could compete in all tournaments, and top players were able to make their living from tennis.
Most historians believe that tennis originated in the monastic cloisters in northern France in the 12th century, but the ball was then struck with the palm of the hand; hence, the name jeu de paume ("game of the palm").

Staten Island Cricket Club

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She laid out a tennis court at the Staten Island Cricket Club at Camp Washington, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, New York.
It became the first tennis venue in the United States.

International Tennis Hall of Fame

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In 1954, Van Alen founded the International Tennis Hall of Fame, a non-profit museum in Newport, Rhode Island.
It honors both players and other contributors to the sport of tennis.