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  Tennis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In December 1873, Major Walter Clopton Wingfield devised the game for the amusement of his guests at a garden party on his estate at Nantclywd, Wales.
Wingfield borrowed both the name and much of the French vocabulary of royal tennis and applied them to his new game.
In 1874 Wingfield, seeing the commercial potential of the game, patented it, but he never succeeded in enforcing his patent.
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 Wingfield Family Society - Charles Wingfield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Earlier, several Wingfields held offices of state during the reign of King Henry VIII and were named in the King's Suite at the Field of the Cloth of Gold.
Wingfield was also present at Cysoing, where the regimental bugles were hastily buried on the night of May 10 1940 following news of the major German offensive against the Low Countries; the bugles were never recovered.
Wingfield was High Sheriff of Shropshire in 1953 and served for many years as a JP, becoming chairman of the Mid-Shropshire Bench.
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 Walter Clopton Wingfield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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Clopton Local News: Topix.net Local, regional, and statewide news collected from diverse sources on the web.
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 History of Tennis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, in search of a more vigorous game than croquet for the leisure classes, devised an activity that was a mixture of badminton and court tennis.
Wingfield patented his game in 1874 and a kit was made available for sale.
Wingfield let his patent run out in 1877 and in that year the All England Club held a tournament.
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 Genealogy Report (Register) to HTML file   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Priscilla WINGFIELD (5652), born 21 October 1648; married Benjamin Clarke (5891); married Robert Watson (5901).
Ferdinando WINGFIELD (5648) was born on 9 December 1656.
Wingfield (5766) and Elizabeth Leigh (5767) all born at
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 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
A descendant of Walter Clopton, The Elder, of “Callowell,” and his wife, Mary Jarratt by Martha Ballard and her husband, Edward “Needy” Finch.
A descendant of A descendant of Walter Clopton, The Elder, of “Callowell,” and his wife, Mary Jarratt by Mary Elizabeth Clopton and her husband, William Perrin.
A descendant of A descendant of Walter Clopton, The Elder, of “Callowell,” and his wife, Mary Jarratt by Cassandra Clopton and her husband, Josephus Perrin.
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 Stické - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The court is somewhat similar to a real tennis court in shape, but is smaller (about 78 feet by 27 feet) and different in construction.
It either derives from Sphairistikè ( Greek for "playing ball"), the term originally given to lawn tennis by Walter Clopton Wingfield, or from a Major-General Sticke, a French Canadian who is credited with inventing the game.
In the beginning of the twentieth century, there were perhaps 38 courts, both in the United Kingdom and throughout the British Empire, when stické was a popular recreation at many country houses.
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 The Clopton Chronicles
Clopton was Tax Receiver of Putnam, always being regarded as one of her best officers; courteous and kind, but businesslike and efficient at all times.
Clopton lived such a life as to make himself known and loved by as many different people as any man that ever lived in a County, and he wore, and still wears, such a diadem because he lived the beautiful example of real service by sharing his substance and thinking of others!
Harvey Gordon Clopton was the youngest of the brood.
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 BIBLIOGRAPHY
Clopton, Gene Carlton, The Ancestors and Descendants of William Clopton of York County, Virginia.
Clopton’s book features many additional names to the later, American lines, although entries were frequently accepted with no supporting evidence cited in the book.
Clopton, John Papers, 1629 (1775-1897) 1915, Collection Number 1115, 11,890 items and 26 volumes, is located in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Manuscript Department, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina and includes: Family correspondence and miscellaneous papers of four generations of the Clopton family and three generations of the Wallace family.
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It was not until the late nineteenth century that the game, in a somewhat different form, began to take on popularity in Britain with the advent of lawn tennis.
Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, in search of a more vigorous game than croquet for the leisure classes, devised an activity that was a hybrid of badminton and court tennis (which had existed for centuries).
For instance, Wingfield's rules called for the game to be played on a court the shape of an hourglass.
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 Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, 1997 Enshrinee: International Tennis Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, 1997 Enshrinee: International Tennis Hall of Fame
Lawn tennis arrived at a time of need in the spring of 1874, as it was a simple game affording vigorous exercise for all ages and both sexes, played in pleasant social settings.
A true international sport, Walter Clopton Wingfield, the inventor, deserves our gratitude.
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 Master de Tennis Tickets Information
main Walter Clopton Wingfield, in look for of a more energetic game than croquet for the free time classes, devise an action that was a cross of badminton and court tennis (which had exist for centuries).
Wingfield original his game in 1874 and a belongings was made on hand for sale.
For instance, Wingfield's system called for the game to be played on a court the outline of an hourglass and that is now called the Master de Tennis Tournement.
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 Tennis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In December 1873, Major Walter Clopton Wingfield devised a similar game for the amusement of his guests at a garden party on his estate at Nantclwyd, Wales.
He based the game on the older sport of indoor tennis or real tennis ("royal tennis"), which had been invented in 12th century France and was played by French aristocrats down to the time of the French Revolution.
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).
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 Tennis History Information @ TennisGifts.com
As racquet games such as badmitton or "court tennis" (a variation of squash) were becoming popular, the modern day game of tennis was officially "invented".
A British Army officer, Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, labeled his invention, Lawn Tennis in 1873 and filed for a patent in 1874.
It was not long after the invention of Lawn Tennis that the sport spread to the United States, both the west and east coasts.
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 Genealogy Report (Register) to HTML file   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
WINGFIELD (5615), born circa 1587; married Priscilla Fleming (5616).
Wingfield (5730) and Margaret Thorold (5731) all born at
Wingfield CLAYPOOLE (7054) was born in 1593 at England.
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 TENNIS HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Although the origins of tennis are not clear, many experts believe tennis, then called lawn tennis, was invented in 1873   by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, a British army officer.
Although Wingfield claimed that he modeled the game, which he called Sphairistiké (Greek for "playing at ball") after an ancient Greek game, many authorities believe that he adapted the principles of the popular English games of court tennis, squash racquets, and badminton for outdoor play.
The game was introduced to Bermuda in 1873, and from Bermuda was brought to the United States by Mary Ewing Outerbridge of Staten Island, New York.
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 TENNIS - HISTORY
The British Major Walter Clopton Wingfield is the father of tennis as we know it.
A colleague of Wingfield's takes the sport from Wales to the Bermudas within a few weeks of its appearance.
A certain Miss Outerbridge of Steiten Island, New York spends her holidays in the Bermudas and thanks to her efforts, the first court is built there a week later.
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 Lawn Tennis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In 1858 a rectangular tennis court or playing area had been laid out on a lawn at Edgbaston, Birmingham, and in 1872 a lawn tennis club was established at Leamington Spa.
In 1874 Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, formerly of the Royal Dragoon Guards, drew up rules and began marketing sets of equipment, including racquets, balls and a net, for an outdoor form of tennis which he called “Spairistike” but it soon became nicknamed “sticky”.
Within a year Wingfield had sold more than a thousand of his tennis sets, over a third of them being bought by the aristocracy.
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 Little Dreams Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Modern tennis developed from the French game of "jeu de paume", the rules of which were laid down in Paris in 1592.
The English Major Walter Clopton Wingfield drew inspiration from the game and, on 23 February 1874, patented a game for which 25 rules were defined in May 1875.
The first championship was held on the courts of Wimbledon, in the London suburbs, in July 1877.
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 Sporteasy - Storia del tennis
Il gioco del Tennis nasce in Inghilterra il 23 febbraio 1874, data in cui il Maggiore inglese Walter Clopton Wingfield decise di depositare questa nuova invenzione, consistente in un campo trasportabile nuovo e perfezionato per giocare l'antico "Jeu de Paume" (gioco della Pallacorda), alla "Chambre des métiers" di Londra.
In realtà sono proprio gli storici inglesi a contestare al Maggiore Wingfield l'assoluta paternità di questo gioco così popolare, sostenendo che la sua prima apparizione è datata intorno al 1858 mentre il suo sviluppo in chiave più moderna ebbe inizio a partire dal 1900.
Proprio nel 1858, il Maggiore Harry Gem inizia a praticare un gioco all'aperto molto simile alla Pallacorda, utilizzando una sorta di campo da tennis da lui stesso disegnato sul manto erboso della sua proprietà di Edgbaston.
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 Tennis information: tennis court dimensions and measurements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The game of lawn tennis evolved as an outdoor version of the ancient sport of court tennis, itself also the ancestor of squash and racquetball.
In 1873, Major Walter Clopton Wingfield invented an outdoor game which he called sphairistike (derived from the sphairos, “ball”).
He patented the game in 1874 and developed a game kit for sale; in his original design, the court was in the shape of an hourglass.
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 Essay Info :: Tennis - History, Rules, and Technique
Over the years, tennis has become a popular sport to participate in and watch all over the world.
Many experts believe that tennis was invented in 1873 by British Army officer, Walter Clopton Wingfield.
Wingfield said that he modeled the game after the ancient Greek sport of Sphairistiké (“Playing at ball”).
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 The Daily Star   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Walter Clopton Wingfield of England is generally considered the father of modern tennis.
A year later, he patented tennis equipment and rules for playing on grass courts.
Wingfield called the sport sphairistike, which is a Greek work for playing ball.
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 Storia del tennis italiano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Il primo a cui venne in mente di regolamentare definitivamente questo gioco fu Walter Clopton Wingfield nel 1873.
In effetti quel lawn tennis aveva veramente poco in comune con l'attuale gioco; il campo era a forma di clessidra, la rete molto più alta, c'erano anche delle piccole reti triangolari che delineavano i limiti laterali del campo, come punteggio era stato preferito quello del croquet con qualche variazione piuttosto che quello del court tennis.
Wingfield, oltre al primo regolamento, creò anche la prima cassetta contenente tutta l'attrezzatura per il gioco: palline, racchette, reti, paletti, e, ovviamente, il suo regolamento.
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 Tennis in South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The players batted the ball back and forth over a net with the palm of their hand.
Major Walter Clopton Wingfield of England is generally considered the father of modern tennis.
Wingfield called the game sphairistike, the Greek word for playing ball.
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 Tennis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rather it is court tennis from which the more popular lawn tennis has developed.
The game of tennis was invented in 1873 by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield in Wales in the British Isles.
It was adopted from the ancient game of court tennis, described by Allison Danzing, an outstanding authority, as "the ultimate of court games," in his book "The Racquet Game".
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 L'histoire du tennis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Tennis, at first called"Jeu de Paume", spread over France and England during the XVIth and XVIIth centuries.Kings were so crazy at this game, that HenryXVII had a court installed in his Hampton Court palace.
In 1874, Walter Clopton Wingfield (keep this name in mind,because without this brilliant man, you wouldn't be reading these lines, or even have a poster of Anna Kournikova stuck to the wall of your bedroom!!!) created modern tennis out of that royal game.
He himself built a court in his own garden.It was so successful around him, that he decided to introduce it to a committee, with the rules and the equipment.
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 A Condensed History of St. George's Tennis Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
An outdoor version of tennis may have been seen in England as early as 1859, when Harry Gem and J.P. Perera set up and played on a grass court.
Prior to tennis, the stately game of croquet was played primarily by wealthy individuals, but due to Wingfield's marketing efforts and for a more active outdoor sport, tennis quickly replaced croquet.
Lawn tennis is thought to have made it's first appearance in Canada in the Toronto area with the Toronto Tennis Club being formed in either 1875 or 1876.
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