Tennis is really different from the game that is played today. It used to be an indoor game, played in large galleries. Players earn points the way they play the ball out of the room walls.
Another way in which polishing is different from today’s games is a system of chases used. In the game played today, the ball is considered dead if it is bounced twice.
However, in old Tennis, the point where the ball would bounce a second time would be marked by a marker, called the hunt. So in addition to playing for points, the players will compete by trying to chase their ball as close to the opponent’s wall as possible. Therefore, a player who scores fewer points can actually win the match by using more skill chase.
After gaining popularity with the French nobility, tennis began to spread throughout Europe, especially popular in Britain. Here too, the game was quickly adopted by royalty, thus known as the sport of kings. Henry VIII, a game enthusiast, had a tennis court built at Hampton Court, his palace, still being used by Tennis fans.
However, tennis is not restricted to England and France, as it soon spread to Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain. However, with the Napoleonic wars and the French revolutions, the game was almost eliminated across Europe in the 18th century.
The appearance of grass in tennis
In the 19th century, with the thriving development of Victoria from England, the game was revived again. A number of notable states have soccer fields built in their facilities along with the first appearance of the tennis club providing facilities for their members to be made.
Game enthusiasts, in fact, have been trying to modify the game into an outdoor sport for a long time, eventually facilitating the advent of vulcanized rubber. This makes it possible to create balls that are soft enough not to damage the grass, but retain the vibrancy and elasticity of the rubber.
Another factor contributing to the revival of the game is the simplicity and ease of the outdoor version. A flat grass surface is all that is required, and soon it becomes a popular feature for grass tennis courts.
While Tennis was actually a sport of royalty and aristocracy, in Victorian England, it was the upper classes that accepted it as a form of playing tennis on the grass.