Interesting Tennis Facts
Over the years, tennis has become one of the most well- loved sports in different parts of the world. It has also evolved into a common household name making it even more fascinating with all the remarkable records stored in the archives.
Get a load of these tennis facts as you share it to another enthusiast. Have fun reading as you increase your knowledge. Remember that it does not totally harm when you know a lot most especially, when you so dig tennis that you are just famish to recognize the facts. Besides, it is not fallacy, history speaks the truth for itself.
Tennis Fact #1
Tennis fashions have drastically been modified. Bunny Austin, last British tennis player to reach the Wimbledon as of 2005, was the first man to ever wear a pair of shorts on court in 1933. Ironically, Yvon Petra, French tennis player who rose to fame during World War II, was the last champion to ever wear long trousers on court in 1946.
Tennis Fact #2
Wimbledon is synonymous to strawberries. Every year, 24 tons of Kent strawberries are ordered for the Championships at Wimbledon. In other words, more than 21, 000 kilograms of the highest quality strawberries from LEAF- registered farms are picked the day before and arrive at Wimbledon at 5.30am prior for inspection. A minimum of 10 strawberries cost about 1.60 to 2.00 pounds.
Tennis Fact #3
Slazenger, an Australian sports brand, has provided every tennis ball at the Wimbledon Championships for over a century already. It has also been recognized as the official tennis ball since the beginning of the Australian Open.
Tennis Fact #4
Women’s style has caused an unlikely uproar in the tennis court. When Gussie Moran, American tennis player, wore a short, lace trimmed skirt in 1949 she was accused by the All- England Club (AEC) for “bringing vulgarity and sin into tennis.” Her outfit was made by Teddy Tinling, tennis player turned fashion designer.
Tennis Fact #5
Serena Williams’ favorite place to visit is the mirror in her house, while her sister Venus claims that her preferred spot is anywhere that accepts credit cards. Venus is now a fashion design student while Serena has her personal label called “Aneres” (her name spelled backwards). Two ladies who well understand that the tennis court, is quite a great location to channel their interest.
Tennis Fact #6
Monica Seles, ethnic Hungarian who coveted nine Grand Slam singles titles, is a business partner of power athlete icons Shaquille O’ Neal, Ken Griffey, Wayne Gretzky, Andre Agassi, Tiger Woods and Joe Montana. Together they run a sports restaurant chain called All- Star Café.