History and Rules of Tennis

Topics: Tennis / Pages: 21 (5233 words) / Published: Sep 27th, 2000
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March, 1913

An international conference is held between 12 nations in Paris, and, from this, the
International Lawn Tennis Federation (as it is first known) evolves.

March, 1923

The Annual General Meeting in Paris draws up the official ILTF Rules of Tennis which are implemented from 1 January, 1924. The United States joins the ILTF, making the organisation truly international.

March, 1923

The Annual General Meeting in Paris draws up the official ILTF Rules of Tennis which are implemented from 1 January, 1924. The United States joins the ILTF, making the organisation truly international. 1977

The ILTF drops the word 'lawn' to take on its present name, the International Tennis
Federation.

1988

After diligent work by ITF President, Philippe Chatrier, and General Secretary, David
Gray, tennis becomes a full medal sport at the Olympic Games in Seoul.

1996

The ITF grows to incorporate 196 National Tennis Association Members including 126
Full Members and 70 Associate Members - a far cry from the original number of 12 founding nations.

The Rules of Tennis

[These rules to conform to the USTA's 1995 Rules of Tennis.]

Index

Explanatory Note The Singles Game Rule 1 - The Court Rule 2 - Permanent Fixtures Rule 3 - The Ball Rule 4 - The Racket Rule 5 - Server and Receiver Rule 6 - Choice of Ends and Service Rule 7 - The Service Rule 8 - Foot Fault Rule 9 - Delivery of Service Rule 10 - Service Fault Rule 11 - Second Service Rule 12 - When to Serve Rule 13 - The Let Rule 14 - The "Let" in Service Rule 15

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