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Interesting history and the development of tennis (Part 2)

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.

Interesting history and the development of tennis (Part 1)

Ever wondered where tennis comes from and who was the first player. You want to know the development of this game through its stages. Here is all the knowledge of tennis is loved by millions of people around the world.

The origin of tennis

If you learn about tennis, you will discover that ball games have been played since ancient times with the first descriptions that can be found on the carvings of ancient Egyptian temples dating from 1500 BC.

It is said that the ball game actually formed part of religious rituals of ancient Egyptians. This tradition was brought to Europe by the Moors in the 8th century.

They were Christian monks, influenced by the Moor’s religious customs, who would be the first Europeans to play the rough form of tennis.

In the first version of this game, called “La Soule”, the players hit the ball with each other, either with their bare hands or using sticks. The game became so popular in monasteries all over Europe that the Church even planned to ban the game.

History of tennis

This was the first form of the game, in which the ball was often hit on the walls of a yard. Tennis was soon began to be played outside the monasteries, with it further developed in the 12th and 13th centuries soon discovered that they could control the ball better with just their hands, which soon led to the creation of a leather glove.

It is not long before gloves begin to be attached to a wooden handle, thus creating the first tennis racket. The balls undergo a number of refinements, changing from solid wood to bran that is stuffed into the skin. The game quickly became very popular, especially in France, where it was taken up by royalty.

The development of tennis

The tennis that we play every day now, really has grown up in France. Originally named “Jeu de paumme”, or “game of the palm”, it became a high fashion sport played by kings and aristocracy, in the 16th century.

In those days, the French players would call out ‘Tenez’, or ‘Play’, at the beginning of the game, and it soon became known as the Royal sport.