History of Tennis

  • Mordern Tennis

    Mordern Tennis
    In 1873, Major Walter Wingfield the father of modern tennis introduced the modern game and. In 1874, he patented tennis equipment and rules for playing the game on grass courts.
  • USTA established

    USTA established
    United States Lawn and Tennis Association standardize the rules of tennis pertaining to scoring, equipment, and court dimensions.
    It is now called the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The USTA follows rules and regulations are set by the International Tennis Federation.
  • Davis Cup

    Davis Cup
    Silver trophy known today as the Davis Cup was first created for competition when American collegian Dwight Filley Davis challenges British tennis players to come across the Atlantic and compete against his Harvard team.
    Today, the Davis Cup, the International Lawn Tennis Challenge Trophy is commonly known as premier trophy of international team tennis.
  • ITF

    The International Lawn Tennis Federation is set up so as to regulate the four major tournaments also known as the four grand slams: Wimbledon, U.S Open, Australian Open, and French Open.
  • First Wimbledon Title

    First Wimbledon Title
    Suzanne Lenglen, the first tennis sensation wins the Wimbledon Ladies Championships title, first of 12 titles what are later become the Grand Slam tournaments. She mixes relentless accuracy with balletic elegance, And enchances tennis's profile as a popular sport and very contributed to history of tennis.
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    The golden age of sports

    During the golden age of sport 1920s, Suzanne Lenglen and Bill Tilden became the tennis star in U.S. Suzanne as the most famous and best female athlete of the 1920's . And Bill as first nationally known tennis star in U.S. They both had their own style and had won many major titles.
  • Fashion Trend

    Fashion Trend
    Bunny Austin from the USA shocked the crowds, when he became the first player to step out on to centre court wearing short!
  • Tennis Broadcast

    Tennis Broadcast
    The championship was broadcast on the radio for the first time. This was a significant event, truly introducing tennis to the world.
  • Pro Tour

    Pro Tour
    Pro Tour created by Jack Cramer becomes very popular to both amateur tennis players and the public .
  • First woman to win all 4 GlandSlamTournamets title.

    First woman to win all 4 GlandSlamTournamets title.
    Maureen Connolly becomes the first woman to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in a single year. Unfortunately right after her fourth title she fell of a horse causing her to break her legs and her career was over.
  • Open Era

    Open Era
    The beginning of the “open era” created the biggest tennis enterprise we have today. Open tennis dissolved the boundary between professionals and amateurs, and resulted in professionals who had been restricted in their engagements and appearances being freed to play all events.
  • The First Metal Tennis Racquet

    The First Metal Tennis Racquet
    The first metal Tennis racquet was created by wilson, marketed as the Wilson T2000 and successfully used by Jimmy Connors over many years, notably in winning the Wimbledon Singles title in 1974 and 1981.
  • Tennis for everyone

    Tennis for everyone
    Tennis becomes open to everyone. All players got to enter regardless of statue.
  • Tie braker

    Tie braker
    Tie Breaker was designed by James Van Alen, And introduced to Grand Slam tennis, as the US Open adopts the nine-point shootout. The winner of the tie-break was the first person to reach five points.
  • Golden age for tennis

    Golden age for tennis
    The 1970s is often referred to as the ‘golden age’ of tennis because of its growth, overall popularity especially in the USA, and significance in style, trends, marketing and personal identification.
  • ATP formed

    ATP formed
    The Association of Tennis Professionals was formed to protect the interests of male professional tennis players. The ATP are the main organisers of worldwide tennis events for men and have linked these tournaments with their own name,
  • new ranking system for tennis

    new ranking system for tennis
    A computer ranking system is introduced so that players can gain rightful entries into tournaments. Billie Jean King's match hosts a record of other 30,000 spectators

    The Women’s International Professional Tennis Council (WIPTC) was formed and operated under a joint secretariat shared between the ILTF and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

    Howard Head invented a first graphite and fiberglass racquets.
  • The First Tennis museum created

    The First Tennis museum created
    Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is the largest tennis museum in the world and very first tennis museum created.On 2006, HRH The Duke of Kent declared the brand new Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum open to the public inside the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
  • Tie breaker shootout record

    Tie breaker shootout record
    The tiebreak comes of age in a 34 point shootout in the Wimbledon Championships final when Bjorn Borg wins it 8-6 as Great piece of tennis history.
  • Adaption of Yellow tennis ball

    Adaption of Yellow tennis ball
    The Championships adopted yellow tennis balls for the first time. partly to make the speeding balls more visible for television cameras.
  • Invention of Clay Court

    Invention of Clay Court
    Sweeden establishes a Clay Court, it slow down the ball and produce a high bounce.
    For this reason, the clay court takes away lot of advantage of big serves, which makes it hard for serve-based players to dominate on the surface.
  • Tennis Championships

    Tennis Championships
    Into the 1990s the championships became more popular than ever – particularly as Great Britain’s hopes for a champion became rekindled with the likes of Greg Rusedski and Tim Henman. Despite being a truly international event, Wimbledon has become the British sporting event of the year.
  • Indoor grass tennis court

    Indoor grass tennis court

    Venus and Serena Williams become the first sisters in tennis history to be ranked #1 and #2 in the WTA world rankings list.
  • Year of Roger Federer

    Year of Roger Federer
    Roger Federer becomes the first man in tennis history since Mats Wilander in 1988 to win three of the four grand slam events in a calendar year. He also captured an ATP-best 11 titles in as many finals, including the end-of-season Masters Cup. And also set an Open Era record by winning 13 consecutive finals (dating back to 2003).
  • New Double Tle Breaker System

    New Double Tle Breaker System
    The ATP introduces a different scoring system for doubles matches, with sudden death points at deuce and a first-to-ten-points tiebreak in place of a final set.

    Roger Federer greatest tennis player of all time in tennis history secure No. 1 postion on the end of seson with victory over Andy Murray in three sets at London ATP Finals.
  • Tennis Today

    Tennis Today
    Today, tennis is a world-class competitive sport captivating millions of players and fans all round the world. A constant programme of tournaments and events takes place throughout the year and top players have become sporting icons for a new generation. Something that was once the pastime of Kings has become a sport for all.