The tennis was invented in the north of France in the 16th century.Many of the French courts were decommissioned with the terror that accompanied theFrench Revolution. TheTennis Court Oath(Serment du Jeu de Paume) was a pivotal event during the first days of the French Revolution.
Non-woodrackets were madefirst of steel, then of aluminum, and then carbon fiber composites. Wood is still used for realtennis,rackets, and xare. Mostrackets arenowmadeof compositematerialsincluding carbon fiber or fiberglass, metals such as titanium alloys, or ceramics.
Moderntennis balls are madeof a hollow rubber core, covered in a wool or nylon shell which is known as the nap. Pressurised air inside the rubber core makes theballbounce.Ballswhich haven't got enough pressure insidemakea thud when they hit the floor. Thesearecalled deadballs.