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Round 1: History Tennis was first played:
Tennis was developed by two separate Brits between 1859 and 1873. It’s up for debate as to just who came up with the game first.
The first tennis club in the United States was built:
Mary Ewing Outerbridge laid out a court in Staten Island in 1874.
The rules of tennis have pretty much stayed the same since it was created. What rule changed in 1960?
From 1908 to 1960, the International Tennis Federation, the sport’s highest authority, tasked servers with keeping one foot on the ground at all times. The tie breaking system was developed in the 1970s by James van Alen.
Round 2: Play The lines on a tennis court are laid out for both single and doubles play.
The wider lines are meant for doubles games.
The main difference in the different types of courts you have to play on is:
It mostly affects the speed at which the ball moves. Clay courts tend to slow down a ball, while grass and hard courts make the ball move faster.
Who makes the final call about scoring?
The umpire has the final authority about where a ball has landed. The referee is the final authority on the rules of the game. Both are assisted by electronic sensors, a relatively recent additon to the game.
Round 3: The Score How do you earn a point in a game?
Which of the following order of points is correct?
The correct order is love (or zero), fifteen, thirty, forty.
What is the correct term that describes when each player has scored three points?
From the time each player has scored three points, the score is referred to as deuce. Whichever player scores next is then said to have advantage.