Play Tennis Day
Play Tennis Day is held on February 23. This event in the third decade of the month February is annual. Help us
Tennis was originally played on an hour-glass shaped court. Tennis is believed to have originated in the monastic cloisters in northern France in the 12th century. Before tennis players used rackets, people would use the palm of their hands to hit the ball back and forth over the net. Rackets came into use during the 16th century. Yellow tennis balls were used for the first time in 1986. Before yellow tennis balls, they were white. The tennis ball only stays in play for 20 minutes in a standard match. During a match, a player on average runs 3 miles.
Players/teams cannot touch the net or posts or cross onto the opponent's side. Players/teams cannot carry the ball or catch it with the racquet. Players cannot hit the ball twice. Players must wait until the ball passes the net before they can return it.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
International Tug-of-War Day on February 19 (Dropped from the Olympic Games in 1920, Tug of War still remains a Worldwide sport and many nations have their own governing bodies);
World Tennis Day on March 4 (International Tennis Federation);
Racing Fan Day in Argentina on March 7 (Día del Hincha de Racing);