I’d Love if this Set of Tennis Facts Matched Your Expectations

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The game of tennis originated in the Middle Ages. It was played indoors with the ball being hit with the flat of the hand. Historians agree that the game was as loud as it is today but with a lot less racket…

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A score of zero in tennis is designated by the word “love”. The most prominent theory is that the French word l’oeuf, meaning “egg”, indicating an egg-shaped zero. It is the only sport that mentions eggs in their terminology, now that Egg-Ball is no longer a thing.

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Tennis as it is known today was invented in the nineteenth century and called, “sphairistikè “, because no one could condemn the game if they couldn’t pronounce it…

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Tennis is considered the number one sport in a poll taken of people who really like to hear grunting.

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A hawk is kept at Wimbledon to keep pigeons from wandering onto the courts and to “go for the eyes” when a player spends more than five minutes whining about a line call.

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The name “tennis” comes from the Old French “tenez” meaning “take heed”. It is considered the second lamest sport name just behind “egg ball”…

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The prize money at Wimbledon is the same for men as it is for women; however, for the women, there is still a swimsuit competition…

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Nearly fifty-five thousand tennis balls are used during Wimbledon. After the tournament is over, these balls are spayed or neutered and given to good homes.

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The loudest grunt ever recorded during a professional tennis game was one hundred and five decibels and was expelled by Maria Sharapova, who made her point and also gave birth to a seven pound girl…

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The longest tournament match lasted eleven hours and five minutes and was played over three days. The duration of the match was exactly eleven hours longer than tennis is interesting.

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19 thoughts on “I’d Love if this Set of Tennis Facts Matched Your Expectations

  1. This is interesting. Comical. I’m an avid tennis fan. I’ve been to all the grand slams but the French. I’ve been to almost all the tournaments on the WTA tour. I’m watching an old AUS Open match now between Murray and my dude Roger. Good morning!

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