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


  • Tennis -- United States -- History,
  • Women tennis players -- United States

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Statementby Angela Lumpkin.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 232 leaves
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13596009M

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  Tennis became an Olympic sport in , but 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. Tennis is the sport of a lifetime and this book outlines instructions necessary to /5(2). USTA National Tennis Center project: final environmental impact statement: CEQR No. Q J by United States Tennis Association (Book) A marketing analysis of the Western Section clubs of the United States Tennis Association by Katrin Wurster ().

Women's tennis in the United States‎ (3 C, 9 P) Pages in category "Tennis in the United States" The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total.   The United States Rubber Company (later Uniroyal) introduced Keds in , the first popular shoe used in tennis. Converse hit the market in with . – The winning United States women's national soccer team defeated former champions Japan 5–2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup Final, led by a hat trick by Carli Lloyd. The team was honored with a historic ticker tape parade in New York City, marking the first time a women's sports team was celebrated in the city's Canyon of Heroes.. – Jennifer Welter became the first woman. THE HISTORY OF THE GREAT GAME OF TENNIS THE ORIGINS OF AND HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT THE GAME OF KING’S, TENNIS. 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.