There has been much dispute over the invention of modern tennis, but the officially recognized centennial of the game in 1973 commemorated its introduction by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield in 1873.
People also ask, who invented real tennis?
In respect to this, when did tennis became a sport?
Why do they say love in tennis?
The origins of ‘love’ as a score lie in the figure zero’s resemblance to an egg. In sport, it’s common to refer to a nil or nought score as a duck or goose egg, and the French word for egg is l’oeuf – the pronunciation of which isn’t too far removed from the English ‘love’.
The Championships, Wimbledon
Popularity of Tennis Around the World
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Peter Graf, the father of tennis great Steffi Graf, was sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion.