Tennis is an Olympic sport, in which two or four players hit a ball with rackets over a net prolonged across a court. Most of the ancient people supposed that tennis started in northern France in 12th century, but those days they hit the ball with palm of the hand. In 16th century people started using rackets, and this game named to be Tennis.
Tennis was very trendy in France and England, even though the game was only played indoors where the ball could be struck off the wall. This sport can be played all stages in society at different age groups. In the late 19th century lawn tennis (modern tennis) played by many of players and is also turn into a popular international sport.
Important tennis tournaments are:
Modern tennis court was designed by Walter Clopton Wingfield, but the hourglass outline of his court distorted to rectangular shape.
The court is 78 feet (23.77 m) length and 27 feet (8.23 m) width for singles matches and 36 feet (10.97 m) length and width for doubles matches. A net is prolonged across the complete width of the court, equivalent with the baselines, separating it into two identical ends, length of net is 3 feet 6 inches (1.07 m) height at the posts and 3 feet (0.914 m) high in the center.