Tennis in France 

 The game of tennis is believed to hark back thousands of years, with several indicators suggesting the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans played precursors to tennis.

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court.

A tennis match is composed of points, games, and sets. A match is won when a player or a doubles team wins the majority of prescribed sets. Traditionally, matches are either a best of three sets or best of five sets format.

The overall size of a tennis doubles court is 36 feet wide by 78 feet long. The singles court is slightly narrower measuring 27 feet wide. Both singles and doubles courts share the same length.

The History of tennis game was developed from a 12th century French handball game called "Paume" (palm). In this game the ball was struck with the hand. After some time "Paume" game produced handball "Jeu de Paume" (game of the palm) and there were used racquets. The game was first created by European monks for entertainment roles during ceremonial occasions. At first, the ball was hit with hands. Later, the leather glove came into existence. This leather glove was replaced with an adaptive handle for effective hitting and serving of the ball. That was a birth of tennis racquet.

Some famous tennis players is Yannick Noah, Gilles Simon, Gaël Monfils, and Aravane Rezaï. Those are just a couple of the many famous people.

France flag

Video of a tennis match!!!!

This is a picture of AccorHotels Arena where people in France play tennis.


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"Tennis Scoring System." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2016.

"POINTS." How to Score the Game of Tennis. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2016.

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