What better way could there be to keep your body fit than to do sports? There are hundreds of sports, both team and individual, guaranteeing that everyone can find something that is just right for him or her. Tennis has been a favorite sport of many since the 19th century, so if you haven’t yet, it is high time you tried it!
History of Play Tennis Day
As we know it, tennis has been around since the mid-1800s, when two friends Harry Gem and Augurio Perera developed the game on Perera’s lawn in England. The first tennis club was created soon after, in 1872, and had just 4 members at the beginning of its existence.
However, the origins of the sport of tennis can be traced back to twelfth-century France, where it was played by hitting the ball with the hands instead of a racket. In fact, King Louis X was a big fan of the game that was then called jeu de paume (“game of the palm”) and is considered the world’s first tennis player known by name. Since then, tennis has, of course, evolved greatly into the competition we know today, played by thousands and followed by millions of fans from around the world.
Because of this, it is likely that the origins of Play Tennis Day can be traced back many hundred years.