Tennis originally was known as lawn tennis, and formally still is in Britain, because it was played on grass courts by Victorian gentlemen and ladies. … This ancient game is still played to a limited degree and is usually called real tennis in Britain, court tennis in the United States, and royal tennis in Australia.
Beside this, what is the difference between real tennis and lawn tennis?
Real tennis is played on an indoor court with four irregularly sized walls, using pear-shaped lopsided rackets to hit cloth balls that are much harder than those used in lawn tennis. Roofs to the court slope over a net that is 1.5 metres (5 feet) high at its sides and 0.9 metre (3 feet) in the middle.
Accordingly, who is famous in lawn tennis?
Top 100 ranking per Tennis Channel in 2012
|2||Rod Laver ‡ ◊ ‡||19|
|3||Steffi Graf ‡||22|
What is the equipment of tennis?
The only equipment you need to play a tennis match is a tennis racket, tennis shoes, a tennis ball, and a tennis court with a regulation net. Your racket head and grip should be the right size and weight for your skill level so you can wield it easily.
Major Walter Wingfield
Largely because of Wimbledon’s upper-class roots, the regular presence of Royals and time-old traditions often derided as ‘stuffy’, tennis is often considered a ‘posh’ sport in Britain.