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Tennis was originally called Lawn Tennis. From the area where the game was played. It has connections to all field/lawn type games and is derived from the game of "real tennis" or "royal tennis" sometimes referred to as the sport of kings. The term has been around since about the 12th century to distinguish it from the ancient games.

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What was tennis called before?

The modern game of tennis was originally called lawn tennis. This was started in England in the late 1800's. There was also a game called real tennis. Our tennis today has a combination of both similar games.

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Tennis was originally played on grass courts.

Tennis was originally played?

Tennis was played in England by Henry VIII.

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Who ivented tennis?

nobody specific invented tennis, however it is originally first played in England.

What was tennis originally played on?

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What was originally used for a net?

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What American sports are originally from Europe?

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What is the bat in tennis called?

In tennis it is called a racket.

What is the table tennis ball made up of?

Table Tennis balls are made out of celluloid. They were originally made out of carved champagne corks!

When was the tennis ball invented?

Tennis balls are thought to have been around since the 11 century. It was originally a sport just for kings and monks.

Who made tennis?

The game of tennis was originally played on northern France, however, they did not use rackets. Rackets came around in the 16th century.

What is a served shot that could not be returned by the opponent in Tennis called?

In tennis it's called a ace

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the strings in a tennis racquet are simply called "strings".

Is it called a tennis match or tennis meet?

It's a tennis match, and a track meet.

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What is the way to swing a racket in tennis called?

The way to swing a racket in tennis is called a forehand.

What is the thickness of a tennis racket string called?

The thickness of a tennis racket string is called its 'diameter'.

Do you have to wear tennis shoes to Main Event?

you always have to where tennis shoes to tennis tornaments. that's why their called tennis shoes lol.

What is a sideline in tennis?

A sideline of a tennis court is called an alley.

What is a group of tennis games?

I believe it is called a tennis match.

What are shoes for playing tennis called?

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What is the name of the tennis center in Brisbane?

The current major tennis centre there is called, "The Queensland Tennis Centre".