The actual date that Australians started playing tennis is not widely known. However, Tennis Australia first started administering the sport in 1904. The first Australian Open was played the following year.
The first surface tennis was played on was grass
Tennis was first played by Major Walter C. Wingfeild
Tennis. Henry the eighth played tennis.
Tennis was first played in the era of Henry VIII, 1500s. As indoor tennis.
Tennis first came to Australia in the 1870s. It's popularity quickly grew and spread. Today Australia is one of the premiere tennis countries in the world, producing many great professionals and even hosting the Australian Open tennis tournament every year.
Major Harry Gem and his friend, Agurio Perera first played lawn tennis in the late 1800's.
Baseball was first played in Melbourne, Australia in 1857.