Tennis, a sport in which two players play against each other, or two teams of two people each, a team against a team on the court - (court), divided in the middle transverse grid.
During the game, players use an additional tool for the game - racquet. Racket - tennis accessory, designed for reflection, change of direction, power flying rubber tennis ball, in order to defeat the opponent. The match winner is whoever gets the most number of wins in straight sets, in accordance with the rules of the games that used by gender, age, etc.
If you do not take into account the games of the ancient Greeks and Romans, which reflect the ball with a hand or a wooden stick, the first mention of the game similar to tennis, can be found in XII - XIII centuries in Italy. The game was called "dzhydoko" and ball in it fought wearing on hand mitt, a wooden shield or a leather strap.