The origins of the sport can be traced to a French handball game called "jeu de paume."
The first lawn tennis club in the world is formed in Leamington, Warwickshire
The first rules for tennis were published by the Marylebone Cricket Club. They added Deuce, Advantage, and two chances to serve.
Wimbledon championships are open to women for the first time.
Tennis is included in the staging of the first Olympics.
Wimbledon is the first tennis tournament to be televised.
The Association of Tennis Professionals is formed and the first Executive Director is Jack Kramer.
Venus and Serena Williams become the first sisters to be ranked #1 and #2 in the WTA listings.
Rafael claims 81 wins on a clay surface.
Roger Federer became the best tennis player of all time. Playing tennis has helped him maintain agility and strength, even as a 37 year-old.