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Tennis
Julia Krutikova, 6th form, school 574
Part 1. History
Britain - the home of tennis
• Britain has produced some of the
world's top tennis players and hosts
the world's biggest tennis
tournament, which has run for over
130 years. It's clear to see that
tennis is one of the most popular
sports in Britain.
Ancient Beginnings
The earliest version of the game
was called 'La Soule' where
players would hit a ball to each
other using either their hands or a
stick.
Real tennis
During the 12th and 13th centuries,
During
to 18thrise
centuries
it became with
the
highly
After 16
itsthinitial
in popularity
the found that they had more
Players
fashionable
sport of tennis
kings and
noblemen
and was
French nobility,
spread
throughout
control over the ball using just their
called ' Jeu de paumme' - the game of the palm.
Europe, becoming particularly popular
in
hands,
Early French players would begin a game
by so they created a leather glove
England.
shouting
'tenez' i.e. 'Play!' and the game(the
soonvery first tennis racket!). The balls
became known as Royal, or Real Tennis.were refined too.
Lawn Tennis
• Another important
factor was the
ease and simplicity
of Lawn Tennis. All
that was needed
was a flat grass
surface and Lawn
Tennis courts
became
commonplace in
the rolling estates
of the wealthy.
• Now, about 5 million people play
tennis in the UK, and people come
from all over the world to watch this
great game being played at its home,
and in the summer months, tennis
tournaments take over the sporting
calendar. From Wimbledon to the
Liverpool International Tennis
Tournament, there's something for
everyone.
Part 2. Wimbledon
The Beginning
The All England Lawn Tennis and
Croquet Club, which is responsible
for staging the world's leading
tennis tournament, is a private Club
founded in 1868, originally as 'The
All England Croquet Club'.
The Beginning
Its first ground was situated off
Worple Road, Wimbledon. The Club
moved to the present site in Church
Road in 1922.
Enter the Ladies
In 1884 the Ladies' Singles was inaugurated and from an entry of 13
players, Maud Watson became the champion.
Overseas Champions
• By the turn of the century,
Wimbledon had assumed
an international character
and in 1905, May Sutton of
the United States became
the first Champion from
overseas when she won
the Ladies' Singles.
Maria Bueno
Open Tennis
• The expansion of air travel in the
1950s meant more and more
overseas players were competing
at Wimbledon and other
tournaments throughout the world
• In late 1959, The Championships
were made open to all players
Wimbledon in the 21st Century
Wimbledon, which hosts The World Championships,
maintains its leadership nowadays.
Part 3. Manner in the court
Players:
1. Players should wear neatly.
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takefor
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2. Patshouldn’t
the racquet
shirts
before they go into to the
shot.
3. Say sorry to the opponent
court
orthe
when
they are
taking
When
opponent
plays
a
by
facing
the
racquet
to
him
4.
Make
sure the opponent is
the
match.
good
shot,
no matter how upset
or
her.
ready
to catch
the
ball
before
5.
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again.
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racquetlook
to face
the opponent’s
opponent.
and use the hand which you
used to hold the racquet to
show your friendliness.
Spectator:
1. All the drinks served in the
court are champagnes.
2. If you are late for the match,
sit down on where you are.
3. No applauds before the shot
comes to the end.
4. Keep quiet!
5. Return the balls back!
Part 4 Tennis star
Maria Sharapova
Winning
“Winning is everything in
my profession …I like
to win whatever I'm
doing”.
CONCLUSION
So tennis like other kinds of sport
is not only about not having a
sickness, injury or illness.
Sport is health. Health is a state
of complete physical, mental and
social well-being. To be healthy,
you must feel good all round.
Thank you
and be sporty!

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