Tennis: Introductory article for newbies


Tennis (Originated from Lawn Tennis) is sport played outdoor and indoor by racket. It can be played individually and in team format. When it’s played between two individual players is called singles and doubles when two opponents play against other two opponents. Racket and tennis ball (rubber ball) are key components. Racket is stung with cords to hit ball towards opponents. Player plays ball in way that opponent can’t play valid shot or return it easily.


The modern tennis or Lawn Tennis is originated from Briminngham, England (Britain) in late 19th century. It was played on grassy grounds (Grass Courts) by britain ladies and gentelmen. It has also traces back to 12th-13th century when french people ised to play a gme named “jeu de paume” (game of the palm). From this jeu de paume the game  “real tennis” was originated. It’s still played on some areas of Britain, USA and Autralia with different names i.e. real tennis, court tennis  and royal tennis respectively.

Modern Tennis Tournaments

Grand Slam: Today’s tennis is evaluated from 19th century in which Men and Wome play by Racket and tennis ball in venu called tennis court. Four major tournaments are played internationally by highest Governing Body called “ International Tennis Federation”  eastablished in 1913 alphabatically. Four tournaments are called Grand Slam also termed as Majors named as Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US open. They are played on different surfaces as Australiana & US open on Hard Courts and rest on  Red Clays, Grass Courts respectively.


Australian Open January- February
French Open May-June
Wimbeldon June-July
US Open August-September

Masters 1000: It’s reconginzed as annyual men “ATP World Tour Masters 1000” is 3rd highest after Grand Slam tournaments. It’s series of 9 tournaments and is reffered to masters 1000 because after winnig this one can earn one thousand ranking points. It was named to Tennis Master Series in 2000 , ATP Masters Series in 2004 and Masters 1000 in 2007.

250 & 500 Series: ATP World Tour 500  is Men’s tennis tournament consists of 11 touraments and the ATP World Tour 250 Series consisting of 40 tournaments. Events offer different amount of prize money plus amount of rankning points for winner.

Challenge Tour: Adminstered by ATP It’s one of the lowe level tournament having 150 evenets. Struglling players use this tournament to rank themselves up for their tennsi carreir. It also offer prize money ranging from US$ 24000 To US$ 150000 and ranking points as well.


Olympic games were originally the ancient festival/Celebration of Zeus in the Olympia city of Greeece. In which different games were played. Later in the 20th and 21st century it was classified to summer & wintter olympics.

Tennis has always been a world wide famous game, that’s why it almost always been a part of the olympics. It was the part of summer olympics from 1896 to 1924 and was demonstrated as Demonstration Sports from 1968 & 1984 and became part of Summer Olympics since 1988 to date. It became of paralympic since 1992.


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