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Here is a list of 10 fun facts about the sport of tennis which are sure to make your eyes widen in surprise. P.S. We haven?t included the marath ...

#2 Tennis was originally played on an hour-glass shaped court

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10 tennis facts that will astonish you - Slide 2 of 10:Tennis was originally played on an hour-glass shaped court

Originally, lawn tennis was played on an hour-glass shaped court with a net that was 4ft 8in high. A modern day net measures 3.5ft at the posts and 3ft in the middle.

Rectangular courts were introduced in 1875 by the All England Croquet Club at Wimbledon when it decided to add tennis to its repertoire.

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