an infographic showing the history of tennis divided into 7 key dates

History Of Tennis Infographic

Below, you’ll find an infographic that distills the essence of tennis’s storied past into an engaging and informative visual. This carefully designed piece serves as a concise companion to our detailed journey, highlighting key milestones that have propelled tennis into the global spotlight.

an infographic showing the history of tennis divided into 7 key dates

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The History of Tennis

Explore tennis history; from its medieval roots as real tennis to the global phenomenon it is today. Dive into the milestones that shaped tennis!

The medieval form of tennis is termed as real tennis, a game that evolved over three centuries from an earlier ball game played around the 12th century in France that involved hitting a ball with a bare hand and later with a glove. Real tennis spread in popularity throughout royalty in Europe, reaching its peak in the 16th century.


The First Tennis Club, the Leamington Tennis Club, opens.


The rules of Lawn Tennis have become official, with slight modifications, ever since. Those rules were adopted by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for the first Lawn Tennis Championship, at Wimbledon in 1877


The Four Grand Slams, Wimbledon, The US Open, The French Open, and the Australian Open have officially opened. The ITF is also founded shortly after in 1913. The First Professional Tour Is established in 1926.


The Open Era begins when Grand Slam tournaments agreed to allow professional players to compete with amateurs. Before 1968, only amateurs were allowed to compete in Grand Slam tournaments and other events organized or sanctioned by the ILTF, including the Davis Cup.


The ATP is formed as the governing body for Men’s Tennis. The points and ranking system we know today is largely established


Nocak Djokovic Wins his First Grandslam at the Australain open, marking the beginning of the big three rivlarly

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