Did you know that tennis balls were used for the first time at Wimbledon in 1986? Did you know that the game of tennis comes from Great Britain? Do you know Wimbledon is the major tennis tournament still played on grass?
Here are 12 Awesome Fun Tennis Facts You Probably Never Knew :
1) Lawn Tennis game was patented in 1874 under the name ‘Sphairistike’ which means “related to a ball game”.
2) Tennis game was played on indoor courts which started in 12th century in France.
3) Millions of people play tennis for recreation purpose.
4) Tennis has been a part of the Paralympic Games since 1992.
5) A tennis match takes approximately 2.5 hours and the ball is only in play for approximately 20 minutes of the 2.5 hours.
6) Venus Williams has the fastest recorded serve (for women) at 205 km per hour.
7) In the first Wimbledon tournaments, women had to wear full-length dresses.
8) Henry Austin was the first person to wear shorts at Wimbledon tournament in 1932 and shocked Queen Mary.
9) Longest tennis match till date is 11 hours and 5 minutes long which took place for a period of 3 days.
10) The first African American to win the U.S. Open was Arthur Ashe.
11) The U.S. Open Trophy are made by Tiffany & Co.
12) The maximum length of a tennis racquet frame was 32 inches till 1997 and then it got changed to 29 inches.
Latest posts by BMS Team (see all)
- Meterdown Annual Festival is back with its 7th edition – Starts today! - January 16, 2020
- Tybms sem 6 results 2019 declared on 19th June 2019 - June 19, 2019
- TYBMS Sem 6 Results 2019 Update from BMS khabri! - June 15, 2019