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The history and development of tennis – the favorite sport in the UK (Part 1)

Have you ever wondered where tennis came from and who was the first player? You want to know how this tennis has evolved through its stages. Here is all knowledge about tennis that is loved by millions of people around the world.

1. The origin of the famous tennis game

Ancient origin

If you learn about tennis, you will discover that ball games have been played since ancient times with the first depictions that can be found on the Egyptian temple inscriptions. from 1500 BC. It is said that the ball game formed part of the religious rites of the ancient Egyptians.

They were Christian monks, influenced by the Moors’ religious customs, who would be the first Europeans to play the raw form of tennis. In the first version of this game, called “La Soule”, the players hit the ball against each other either with bare hands or using a club. The game became popular in monasteries across Europe, to the point where the Church even planned to ban the game.

The development history of tennis

This was the first form of the game, in which the ball was usually hit against the walls of a courtyard, soon starting to be played outside the monasteries, with it further developing in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Soon, they discovered that they could control the ball better with just their hands, which soon led to the creation of a leather glove. It was not long before the glove started being attached to a wooden handle, thus creating the first tennis racket.

The balls undergo some screening, which changes from solid wood to bran stuffed into the skin. The game quickly became very popular, especially in France, where it was brought up by royalty.

The development of tennis

Tennis is different from the games played today. Players earn points the way they play the ball off the room walls. Another way in which polish differs from today’s game is a system of chases used.

In the game tennis nowadays, the ball is considered dead if it is bounced twice. However, in ancient Tennis, the point where the ball would bounce the second time would be marked with a marker, called the chase. Hence, a player who scores fewer points can win the game using more chasing skills.

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Wimbledon as the largest tennis tournament in the UK (Part 2)

The playing field in Wimbledon

Wimbledon has 19 yards, all of which are grass. This is the traditional pitch (tennis on the pitch) of the British. On the pitch the ball goes fast, bouncing low and uneven. Therefore it is usually adapted to players with a knack for serving and serving on the net (serve and volley).

The pitch is playing at Wimbledon

The only special case is Bjorn Borg. This is the previous tennis player from clay-court rarely hit the net. He won Wimbledon for 5 consecutive years (1976-1980).

Due to the weather in London or rain during the tournament. They decided to install a movable roof on the yard, which was completed in 2009. The original No. 1 stadium attached to the Central Stadium was rebuilt in 1997. Replaced with a new grandstand that has a larger capacity.

It is said that the original Stadium No. 1 has a very unique atmosphere, loved by many players. Therefore, changing it has upset many people. Stadium No. 1 is also a venue for some important matches such as the quarterfinals of the singles. There is a huge TV screen outside for people gathered on a tall lawn to watch.

The No. 2 pitch is dubbed the “Tombs of Champions” because many of the players in the class lost to lower-ranked players. The victims included Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras…

The boy and the girl pick up the ball

In matches at the tournament, the girls and the boy picked up the ball, also known as the BBG. They play an important role in helping the tournament go smoothly. Since 1947 the ball-gathering force has been provided by the Goldings School of the Barnardo’s charity.

Since 2005, the BBG teams are six people, two on either side of the net, four on the corners. The ball pick-up is paid a total of £ 120 to £ 180 per person after 13 days. This depends on the amount of time involved.

Each BBG is allowed to keep all the costumes. Usually includes three to four t-shirts, two or three shorts or a skort (skirt with inner shorts), tracksuit, 12 pairs of socks, 3 pairs of wristbands, 1 hat, a water bottle bag, a book bag, and shoes.

The first potential BBGs will be recommended by the school principal for consideration. Applicants who wish to be selected must pass the written examination of the tennis rules. Moreover, they must pass the ki post

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Wimbledon as the largest tennis tournament in the UK (Part 1)

Wimbledon is one of four similar Grand Slams with the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open. This is the only major tournament on the pitch. Currently, legend Roger Federer is the player who holds the record 8 times of Wimbledon translation.

Time of the tournament

The tournament takes place in late June and early July lasting over 2 weeks. Worth mentioning is the focus of the most attention the women’s singles and men’s singles finals. It is held on Saturdays and Sundays in July.

Wimbledon is noted for its tradition of costumes. Besides, as well as not placing billboards around the yard. In 2009, the Wimbledon Central Stadium was fitted with a dragging dome to shield the rain and save time.

Wimbledon tournament history

Events of 1877

The first Wimbledon tennis tournament was opened on July 9, 1977. The men’s singles were the only content to be held and the winner was Spencer Gore. He is a former racket player of Harrow School, out of 22 players involved. At that time, about 200 guests paid each person a shilling to watch the final.

The courtyards are arranged in such a way that the center court is in the middle, so the main court is called the “Center Court”. The name remained the same when the club moved to its current location on Church Road in 1922 although it no longer has a central position.

The period from 1884

the tournament was supplemented with the women’s singles and men’s doubles events. Doubles and mixed doubles competitions were added in 1913. In 1922, only the final match against the best opponent in the outer ring would be played. Ever since Fred Perry won the men’s singles championship in 1936, Andy Murray was the next British in 2013 to win the title.

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom has never won a women’s singles since Virginia Wade in 1977, although Annabel Croft and Laura Robson won the women’s singles championships in 1984 and 2008 respectively.

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Wimbledon 2020 is canceled: Many players easily become broke

Professional sports have a flashy appearance, but Heaven exists only if it has achieved success such as Nadal, Federer, Djokovic.

Shortly after the 2020 Wimbledon became the “Grand Slam ghost” of this year’s tennis village due to COVID-19, the world’s top stars like Roger Federer and Serena Williams expressed their regret for losing the opportunity to add to the throne. Enemy into huge trophy collection.

However, their feelings compared to their inferior colleagues are really just “mosquitoes”. There are players waiting for Grand Slams like Wimbledon to pay the entire bill. All they need to is just trying to get to the main round.

The desire to attend the Wimbledon 2020 of the “poor” players this time is even more intense. Before that, the organizer has just announced a total record prize money in excess of 40 million pounds (1,200 billion).

Is the prestigious Wimbledon champion something that many players can touch?

Attending Grand Slams like Wimbledon is an urgent need for many player. hey have lost too many tournaments this year due to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the cost to pay is not small. In addition to injuries requiring treatment and medical rehabilitation, some players must pay salaries for coaches and accommodation.

Compared to other tournaments, nothing makes money as good as the Grand Slam. Last year alone, the first round of Wimbledon was pocketed 45,000 pounds (1.3 billion). This year, the bonus has increased to 50,000 pounds (1.45 billion).

However, it is clear that many players until Wimbledon probably only pocket tens of thousands of dollars since the beginning of the year, as a Romanian female tennis player once admitted. Imagine the prize money in small tournaments clearly. The player who qualified for a qualifying match in Singapore probably earned just over $ 100 (2.3 million) a bit.

So will the performance in Grand Slams like Wimbledon determine whether they have enough money to pay off their expenses, or are they in a state of deep debt? Sadly, this year there was no Wimbledon – the Grand Slam on the pitch once promised record-breaking bonuses. Instead, the prospect of having to beg for survival is increasingly evident in the eyes of many professional players.