The contributions of women to the history of competitive tennis in the United States (1874-1974)

by Angela Lumpkin

Written in English
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  • Tennis -- United States.,
  • Women athletes.

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Statementby Angela Lumpkin.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 232 leaves
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16971289M

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In the same year, the first tennis courts appeared in the United States. By the following year, equipment sets had been sold for use in Russia, India, Canada, and China. Croquet was highly popular at this time, and the smooth croquet courts proved readily adaptable for tennis. Wingfield’s original court had the shape of an hourglass. Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman may well be the single most significant athlete ever produced by the University of California. That is a bold claim to make about a women's tennis player from the Class of.

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).Leisure Press. Tennis became an Olympic sport inbut the first women's tournament wasn't held until the next summer Olympics in (Though it was Author: Emma Cueto. Bud Collins was an internationally renowned tennis journalist and historian. A long-time columnist for the Boston Globe, he covered the U.S.

Open for CBS Sports and Wimbledon for NBC Sports and also contributed to ESPN and the Tennis Channel in his later s was a recipient of the Red Smith Award for sports journalism and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Cited by: 3.

Book Description. Tennis is one of the world’s most popular sports, as levels of participation and spectatorship demonstrate. Moreover, tennis has always been one of the world’s most significant sports, expressing crucial fractures of social class, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity - both on and off court.

This is the first book to undertake a survey of the historical and socio. Tennis originally was known as lawn tennis, and formally still is in Britain, because it was played on grass courts by Victorian gentlemen and is now played on a variety of surfaces. The origins of the game can be traced to a 12th–13th-century French handball game called jeu de paume (“game of the palm”), from which was derived a complex indoor racket-and-ball game: real tennis.

During the over one hundred years that women in the United States have played tennis, the sport has changed dramatically. From the court-length dresses with their numerous petticoats of the 's to the short, pastel-colored tennis dresses of the 's, from patting a ball gently over a high sloping net to attacking baseline or net games, and from the pastime of the leisurely country-club.

Maureen â Little Moâ Connolly of the United States was the first woman to win the Grand Slam of tennis. In she won Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the French Open, and the Australian Open. Only two other women have accomplished this feat: Margaret Court of Australia in. Ken Flach Men s Tennis Head Coach, Vanderbilt University Winner of 34 Career Titles, including six Grand Slams "Competitive Tennis provides important tips and strategies for the tennis enthusiast at any level.

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The origins of the game of tennis is still a bit of a mystery. Some people believe the game is a variation of different ball games that were played in the ancient world by Egyptians, Romans and Greeks.

Tennis is a sport played among two players or two pairs of players competing with each other in a rectangular tennis court with fixed boundaries. The two sides of the court are separated with a net. The sport involves shooting a tennis ball towards the other side of the court with a tennis racket.

The ball has to fall within the court Size: 1MB. The game was first introduced to the United States in Nature of the Game Tennis is considered by many to be one of the best forms of recreation.

The pace of the game can be set to the individual player’s ability. Speed, agility, coordination, and endurance can be developed and indeed are needed to play a good game of tennis. Suzanne Lenglen, the first tennis sensation wins the Wimbledon Ladies Championships title, first of 12 titles what are later become the Grand Slam tournaments.

She mixes relentless accuracy with balletic elegance, And enchances tennis's profile as a popular sport and very contributed to history of tennis. After retiring as a competitive athlete, Joyner-Kersee has been involved with many philanthropic efforts and has joined the Board of Directors for USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing body of the sport.

Abraham Lincoln ( - ) The 16 th President of the United States; moved from Kentucky to New Salem at the age of Real tennis, also called court tennis or royal tennis, racket sport that is descended from and almost identical to the medieval tennis game jeu de paume (“game of the palm”).

Real tennis has been played since the Middle Ages, but the game has become almost completely obscured by its own descendant, lawn gh real tennis contributed its name and scoring system to lawn tennis.

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Tennis had come to America. Not Just for Fun Anymore Lawn Tennis was invented a social activity but it quickly evolved into a highly competitive game. The first United States tennis tournament dates back to August in Nahant, Massachusetts.

James White, who owned the court, was the winner. Remarkable step forward in the history of tennis starts with establishment of Davis Cup international tennis competition. In the year ofDwight F. Davis, an student of prestigious University of Harvard decides to organize a match between the United States and.

s – Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. Martina Navratilova broke the tennis record for most wins, male or female, on the court.

Her dominance in singles and doubles play reigned through the s and s. A Czechoslovakia native, year-old Navratilova.

Tennis then spread to the United States by way of Bermuda. While vacationing in Bermuda, Mary Ewing Outerbridge of New York was introduced to the game by a friend of Wingfield in When she returned to the United States with a net, balls, and rackets, her brother helped her in setting up a tennis court in Staten Island, New York.

Lumpkin, A. () ‘The contributions of women to the history of competitive tennis in the United States in the twentieth century’, in R. Howell (ed.) Her Story in Sport: A Historical Anthology of Women in Sport, West Point, NY, Leisure Press.

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Played on an hourglass-shaped court, Wingfield's game created a sensation in Europe, the United States, and even China, and is the source from which tennis as we know it today eventually evolved. When the game was adopted by croquet clubs that had acres of manicured lawns, the hourglass shape gave way to a longer, rectangular : Mary Bellis.

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