NOT JUST A GAME...
We're sure you already know that the 30Fifteen team loves, loves, LOVES anything and everything tennis related! It's more than just a game; tennis is a passion and a lifestyle. To share the love, we put together a quick blog post to highlight some of the most fun and interesting tennis facts!
The game of Tennis originated from Great Britain.
93% of all Tennis points are scored in less then 15 seconds.
Margaret Court (maiden name: Smith) holds the record for the most Grand Slam Titles, regardless of gender. She has 24. You go, girl! Read more about Margaret here.
The longest tennis match was played by John Isner and Nicolas Mahut and lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes!!
The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, the first Wimbledon having been played in 1877.
A Harris Hawk named Rufus works to keep the sky at Wimbledon clear of pigeons. Rufus has almost ten THOUSAND followers on Twitter! You can follow Rufus here.
In the early days of Wimbledon, women had to wear full length dresses! Thank goodness
Strawberries and cream are traditionally consumed by spectators at Wimbledon. Each year 24 tons of strawberries are ordered from Kent for the event.
Thanks for reading our tennis fun facts! Please, take a moment to leave us a comment and let us know what YOUR favorite thing about tennis is!