When was the first game of tennis played?


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One may also ask, when and where was tennis first played in the Olympics?

Tennis appeared at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 but was dropped from the programme after the Paris 1924 Games. It returned 64 years later, with Miloslav Mečíř (Czechoslovakia) and Steffi Graf (West Germany) winning gold in the two singles tournaments at Seoul 1988.

Correspondingly, who invented real tennis?

Major Walter Wingfield

In respect to this, who is the father of tennis?

Peter Graf, the father of tennis great Steffi Graf, was sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion.

Where did tennis originally come from?

The modern game of tennis traces back to a medieval game called jeu de paume, which began in 12th century France. It was initially played with the palm of the hand, and rackets were added by 16th century.

Who has won the Golden Slam in tennis?

Dylan Alcott

Where did the word tennis come from?

The developments of this mediaeval sport, originally practised with bare hands, like the invention of the racket in the 16th century and the special scoring system (15, 30, 40, game), led directly to tennis, including its name, from the French word “tenez!” (in the sense of “here it comes!”), which you said to your …

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