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  Tennis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In some places tennis is still called lawn tennis to distinguish it from real tennis (also known as royal tennis or court tennis), an older form of the game that originated in France in the Middle Ages and is played indoors on a very different court.
Tennis is now an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society, by all ages, and in many countries around the world.
Tennis comes from the French tenez, the imperative form of the verb tenir, to hold: This was a cry used by the player serving in royal tennis, meaning "I am about to serve!" (rather like the cry "Fore!" in golf).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tennis   (6285 words)

 Lawn Tennis
Tennis was first played professionally in 1926, when American promoter Charles C. Pyle organized a traveling tour for which the players were paid.
Annual tennis tournaments operated by the professional tours, such as the French and Italian opens, are held throughout the world between the months of January and November.
The first game of lawn tennis in the United States was probably played in 1874 on the grounds of the Staten Island Cricket and Baseball Club.
www.cnenigeria.com /sports/lawntennis.htm   (3545 words)

 The History of Tennis
This very early version of tennis, where the ball was often hit against courtyard walls, soon made it out of the monasteries and during the 12th and 13th centuries it was to develop further.
All that was needed was a flat grass surface and Lawn Tennis courts became commonplace in the rolling estates of the wealthy.
The term Lawn Tennis was coined by Arthur Balfour, a British Statesman and it didn't take long before lawn surfaces were replaced with various turf derivatives and eventually clay and concrete.
www.cliffrichardtennis.org /planet_tennis/history.htm   (1790 words)

 Lawn Tennis Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is the governing body of tennis in Great Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Its objects are to promote and develop tennis and to advance and safeguard the interests of the sport and the governing body.
It was founded in 1888, and is headquartered in West Kensington, London until January 2007 after which the organisation will be based at the new National Tennis Centre in Roehampton (South West London).
Tennis clubs, coaches and tournaments in Great Britain can be found on LTA.org.uk, the official website of the LTA.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lawn_Tennis_Association   (160 words)

 Tennis [encyclopedia]
Tennis (occasionally called "lawn tennis" to distinguish it from royal tennis, an obscure indoor game) is a racquet sport played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles).
Players attempt to hit a tennis ball with a tennis racquet such that it bounces in the opposition's side of the court and the opposition is unable to return it.
A tennis player usually has several types of swinging shots at his or her disposal: the forehand, backhand, volley, overhand smash and slice shot.
www.artzia.com /Recreation/Sport/Tennis   (552 words)

 Tennis Center
Central Park's 30 tennis courts are reputed to be among the best in New York and are one of the best bargains in town.
The sport of tennis has been around in various forms for a long time, but it wasn't until the 1870s that it began to take on mass popularity with the advent of lawn tennis in Britain.
Tennis became a permanent fixture first with asphalt courts and then with a large tennis house in 1930.
www.centralparknyc.org /virtualpark/thereservoir/tenniscenter   (320 words)

We are indebted to those members of the San Fernando Lawn Tennis Association who came to College to show us the finer points of the game, and we look forward to the next school year's tournaments and to the continued co-operation and assistance from these experienced players.
It was not unusual to see during the lunch period an inrush of boys to the tennis room armed with their racquets and tennis balls.
Generally speaking the standard of tennis was very high as was to be expected from the effort the players put into their practice.
prescoll.edu.tt /1966/pg16.htm   (1227 words)

 The History of Tennis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Tennis wasy played in 5th century Tuscany when villagers used to strike balls up and down the streets with bare hands.
Lawn Tennis, which derived from Real Tennis in about 1874, is played on a marked-out surface without side or end walls.
Court Tennis, to use the American name for Tennis, indicates that Tennis is played in a specially court with walls on four sides.
www.realtennis.gbrit.com /history.htm   (302 words)

 About ALTA - Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association
The Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA) is a non-profit organization devoted to the development of tennis for recreation and physical fitness and is pledged to maintain the rules of play and high standard of sportsmanship.
The Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association was first registered with The United States Lawn Tennis Association in 1934.
Tennis in Atlanta is more than a sport; it's a way of life for ALTA's approximately 80,000 members.
www.altatennis.org /about.htm   (531 words)

 Lawn Tennis Outfits - Picture - MSN Encarta
Lawn Tennis Outfits - Picture - MSN Encarta
When women began to participate in sports, their clothing was heavy and cumbersome.
Modern tennis, originally called tennis-on-the-lawn or lawn tennis, became popular with women in the early 1900s.
encarta.msn.com /media_481500620_761585452_-1_1/Lawn_Tennis_Outfits.html   (46 words)

 Welcome to the Gloucestershire Lawn Tennis Association
Tennis involved all six districts; Cheltenham, Cotswold, Forest, Gloucester, Stroud & Tewkesbury and saw boys and girls from school years 7 & 8 take part in the tennis competition.
Tewkesbury picked up the fair play award in tennis, which was voted by the other districts they played so well done to them and all the teams who took part.
During four years in the commercial world of tennis marketing Rob was involved in managing projects including local club and community activity, public events, corporate sponsorship and national governing body schemes such as the Wimbledon Kids Zone.
www.tennis-gloucestershire.org.uk   (1842 words)

 Toronto Lawn and Tennis Club
This was the beginning of an association with high-calibre lawn tennis, which continues today.
These new facilities enhance the already existing tennis courts, three international squash courts, outdoor pool, fine indoor and outdoor dining, licensed bar, café and banquet facilities.
Clubessentials club membership management software is the best of breed choice for club general managers to enhance the brand marketing and image of their club.
www.torontolawn.com   (188 words)

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Bwalya, a Copperbelt native, who has been playing tennis for a while is due to join the Pirates tennis team in January 2004 next year.
After an unsuccessful season, which saw Zambia Tennis Association (ZTA) fail to participate in the 2002 Davis Cup event in Poland, Zambia has flagged of the next year's campaign with the appointment of veteran trainer and sports administrator Solly Patel as captain.
A Mufulira Freshman Bwalya is the veteran Zambian tennis player and currently number one singles and doubles players for the Ichabod tennis team.
www.thezambian.com /sports/tennis.aspx   (856 words)

 ☼ atlanta lawn tennis: Information on lawn and atlanta lawn tennis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA) is a non-profit organization devoted to the development of tennis for...
The Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA) is a non-profit organization for the development of adult and junior tennis in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
The Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association was first registered with The United States Lawn Tennis Association in...
www.lawnandgardenguide.info /lawn/atlanta-lawn-tennis   (1628 words)

 History of Lawn Tennis, The Beginning 1873 - 1900, by Jim McCready
In some places it is still referred to as lawn tennis, since it was first played on the lawns of Victorian England.
Indoor court tennis was now professed to be much more funs outdoors, and with the opposite sex no less.
On the shores of Staten Island, Boston and with other small bands of pleasure seekers, lawn tennis was now a multi-celled life form, spreading its joy.
www.driftwaycollection.com /history_1.html   (687 words)

 Tennis Collectables - Books - Histories of Lawn Tennis
It is the author's personal recollections of tennis from its early days through to the 1930s, containing numerous anecdotes on the leading personalities of the time.
This book focuses on the origins of lawn tennis with the story of the 2 gentlemen who played the first game of tennis in Edgbaston in 1860 and the subsequent founding of the world's first tennis club at Royal Leamington Spa.
This classic and extremely sought-after book traces the story of tennis from its origins in pagan times through to the golden era of lawn tennis which came to an end in 1921 with the closure of the Worple Road ground at Wimbledon.
www.tenniscollectables.com /history.htm   (4274 words)

 Orange Lawn Tennis Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Orange Lawn Tennis Club was founded in 1880, just six years after the game of lawn tennis was introduced to the United States.
In May 1881, Orange Lawn Tennis Club and eighteen other Clubs formed the United States Lawn Tennis Association to standardize the game's rules and equipment.
Continuing in time-honored tradition, Orange Lawn Tennis Club maintains - exclusively for its members - ten of the finest grass courts in the country.
www.oltc.info   (185 words)

 Old Wilsonians Lawn Tennis Club. Hayes, Bromley, Kent - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Old Wilsonians Tennis Club is one of the individual Sports Sections under the umbrella of the Old Wilsonians Association.
The Tennis Club is affiliated to the Lawn Tennis Association and is open to all members of the public.
Proper tennis footwear is of prime importance in order to prevent undue wear/damage to the playing surfaces.
www.owtennis.com   (748 words)

 Sutter Lawn Tennis Club Sacramento, CA.
The Sutter Lawn Tennis Club was established in 1919 and is the oldest tennis club in Northern California.
Sutter Lawn Tennis Club is an independent club governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the members.
Sutter Lawn’s experienced staff provide a variety of activities, programs and services for all ages, interests and skill levels.
www.sutterlawn.com   (332 words)

 Tennis, The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) from Try My Sport
The Lawn Tennis Association is an organisation bound together by a lifelong passion for the game.
As the governing body of British tennis we are united in our commitment to growing the sport throughout the country at all levels; from the grass roots of the game, to success on the international stage.
More than 1,200 tennis venues are offering you the chance to pick up a racket and try the game for FREE, so whoever you are, however you play, whatever your age, Do More Than Just Watch.
www.trymysport.co.uk /tennis.htm   (407 words)

 SportsKnowHow.com - Tennis Rules - International Lawn Tennis Federation
In a general conference convened in Paris in March 1913, 12 national tennis associations founded the International Lawn Tennis Federation in response to the growing need for an international governing body for the sport.
Aside from establishing its first set of officers, the general conference yielded initial edicts on the official language of the federation (which was French, with English translation), and the designation of Great Britain as the host of the “World Championships on Grass –; in perpetuity’.
As governing body of tennis in the world, the Federation promotes and develops the sport to make it a truly global sport available to all in a non-racial, non-political form and to preserve the integrity and independence of tennis as a sport.
www.sportsknowhow.com /tennis/rules/international-lawn-tennis-federation.html   (232 words)

 Ealing Lawn Tennis Club
is a large, well-established tennis club offering a total of 15 grass, indoor and all-weather courts.
A wide range of social and competitive tennis, coaching and social events can be enjoyed at the club.
The club is run by a committee who are elected annually by the members.
www.ealingtennis.com   (394 words)

 Bangor Lawn Tennis Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Bangor Lawn Tennis Club was formed at an inaugural meeting held at Ward Hall on 21 December 1899.
While formed as Bangor Lawn Tennis Club it was known locally as "Downshire" because of its original location on the Downswhire Road.
It is also interesting to note that during the 40's the Club staged an exhibition match between Fred Perry and Dan Maskell,two well known names from the world of tennis and in many ways pioneers of the professional age in tennis.
www.bangortennis.org.uk /main.html   (251 words)

 Dorking Lawn Tennis and Squash Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
We are a members' club with a family friendly atmosphere and excellent facilities for tennis, squash, gym and social activities.
nine tennis courts, consisting of six artificial grass courts and three macadam hard courts, four of which are floodlit
Established in 1912 as the Dorking and District Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club we became the Dorking Lawn Tennis and Squash Club in 1975.
www.dorkingtennisandsquash.org.uk   (127 words)

 LTA Tennis Nation About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
About Us We are united in our commitment to growing the sport of tennis throughout the country at all levels.
It will provide exceptional facilities and training, and be a national focus for the sport.
We are very grateful not only for the financial support but also for the passion given to tennis by our partners from commercial sectors.
www.lta.org.uk /InsideTheLta/History/TheHistoryOfTennis.htm   (150 words)

 Virtual Library of Sport - tennisnew
The background of lawn tennis is entangled with 14th century Royal Courts, The Battle of Agincourt, Jailers, Cricket and Croquet Clubs!
The original game (Real Tennis) was played on a complicated court and lawn tennis as we know it developed from an attempt to popularise the game for the masses, with the production in 1858 of kits for making a cheap court.
The ATP Tour is composed of over 70 tournaments, culminating in the Tennis Masters Cup, with the 8 top performers from the year invited to compete.
sportsvl.com /ball/tennisnew.htm   (277 words)

 Lawn Tennis - Information of Courts, Dimensions and Winners
The game of Tennis is played on a rectangular flat surface which is called court and the court is usually of three types
Clay courts are considered as "slow" court which means the balls bounces relatively high and more slowly, making is difficult for player to hit an unreturnable shot.
A net is stretched across the full width of the court, parallel with the baselines, dividing it into two equal ends.
www.sheetudeep.com /tennis.html   (281 words)

 Dulwich Lawn Tennis Club
Dulwich Lawn Tennis Club is a section of Dulwich Sports Club which was founded in 1867.
The ground is situated by the railway arches on Burbage Road, between Herne Hill and Dulwich Village.
The Club offers tennis to players both young and old, and of all abilities; from those new to the game, to players competing in National Leagues.
dulwichtennis.com   (245 words)

 Craven Lawn Tennis Club - Home page
Whether it is social or competitive tennis you want, Craven Lawn Tennis Club is the place.
With 5 grass courts and 2 hard tennis courts, the Club also has croquet and table tennis sections.
Tennis balls are provided free to members, with our annual allocation of Wimbledon tickets a further bonus.
www.craventennis.org.uk   (252 words)

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