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That same year, tennis withdrew from the Olympics after the 1924 Games but returned 60 years later as a 21-and-under demonstration event in 1984.
This reinstatement was credited by the efforts by the then ITF President Philippe Chatrier, ITF General Secretary David Gray and ITF Vice President Pablo Llorens, and support from IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch.
The four Grand Slam tournaments (also referred to as the "Majors") are especially popular: the Australian Open played on hard courts, the French Open played on red clay courts, Wimbledon played on grass courts, and the US Open played also on hard courts.
Louis X of France was a keen player of jeu de paume ("game of the palm"), which evolved into real tennis, and became notable as the first person to construct indoor tennis courts in the modern style.
The object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return.
The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.
In June 1316 at Vincennes, Val-de-Marne and following a particularly exhausting game, Louis drank a large quantity of cooled wine and subsequently died of either pneumonia or pleurisy, although there was also suspicion of poisoning. ", an interjection used as a call from the server to his opponent.
It wasn't until the 16th century that rackets came into use, and the game began to be called "tennis", from the French term tenez, which can be translated as "hold! It was popular in England and France, although the game was only played indoors where the ball could be hit off the wall.
Henry VIII of England was a big fan of this game, which is now known as real tennis.
The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England, in the late 19th century as "lawn tennis".
It had close connections both to various field ("lawn") games such as croquet and bowls as well as to the older racket sport of real tennis.