Tennis is one of the most popular sports worldwide. It is believed to have been created thousands of Years ago. When Tennis was first created, people did not use rackets they used their hands instead. The name “Tennis” is believed to be from monks who yelled “tenez” when the served the ball.

Throughout tennis’ history things haven’t always been the way they are today.
The scoring system was originally based on a clock, 15, 30, 45, Game. The 45 was then shortened to 40 because it is easier to say. In 1875, Wimbledon created the rectangular court shape. Before this they were hour-glass shaped. In 1930, Brame Hillyard was the first person to where shorts at Wimbledon. At Wimbledon 1986, yellow tennis balls were introduced to make the ball easier to see on TV.