Tennis Governing Bodies. ITF. The ITF is the governing body of world tennis and is made up of 205 national associations. It was established in 1913 and is based in London. ATP. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was formed in 1972, with the purpose of protecting the interests of male ...
The goal is to send the ball to the other side, and it must move inside the opponent’s field and always do so until a player does not hit the ball or ends up making a mistake. The game of tennis is composed of 3 sets, and who wins the game is who manages to win first 2 sets. The goal is to get to 6 games first.
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Organized tennis is played according to rules sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the world governing body of the sport. Tennis originally was known as lawn tennis, and formally still is in Britain, because it was played on grass courts by Victorian gentlemen and ladies. It is now played on a variety of surfaces.
History of Tennis. The French game "jeu de paume" (literally – a game of the palm) is considered to be the predecessor of tennis. Unlike modern tennis, they played jeu de paume indoors, using the palm of the hand to strike the ball. Later, the gloves replaced the palm; then, special bats replaced the gloves; and only after that, rackets occurred.
1870 WIMBLEDON HISTORY OF TENNIS In the Wimbledon district of London established All England Croquet Club. Tennis is still an indoor game played by royal and rich benefactors. 1873 LAWN TENNIS Major Walter Wingfield invented a version of Real Tennis that can be played outdoors on a lawn.
In 1874, Major Walter C. Wingfield patented in London the equipment and rules for a game very similar to modern tennis. In the same year, the first tennis courts appeared in the United States. By the following year, equipment sets had been sold for use in Russia, India, Canada, and China.
In general, tennis became a popular leisure activity. In 1464 the first tennis tournament was held in Bruges, Belgium. Towards the end of the 15th century, players no longer used their hand to hit the ball. Instead, new accessories were introduced to make the game easier. The first tennis racket was developed. This racket was made of solid wood and had a racket face covered with parchment.
The modern game of tennis is loved and massively played by millions in clubs and also on public courts. The period when this phenomenon rapidly grew as both a spectator and a participant sport continued in the later parts of the 1960s when the professionals and amateurs as well were allowed to participate in the major championships in the 1970s.