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A tennis quiz to excite the memory and increase the knowledge of the casual fan and the armchair expert
Nancy Pierce
July 30, 1962
? Who is credit eel with inventing the modern game of lawn tennis?
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July 30, 1962

A Tennis Quiz To Excite The Memory And Increase The Knowledge Of The Casual Fan And The Armchair Expert

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? Who is credit eel with inventing the modern game of lawn tennis?

?Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, a British army officer, introduced the game in 1873 at a garden party in Wales. It was originally called "tennis-on-the-lawn," and the courts were the shape of an hourglass, with nets five feet high.

? Who was responsible for introducing the game of tennis in this country?

?Mary Ewing Outerbridge, of Staten Island, N.Y., while on a vacation in Bermuda in 1874, saw the game played and acquired tennis balls, rackets and a net to take home with her. In the spring of 1874 she received permission to plot out the first U.S. tennis court at the Staten Island Cricket and Baseball Club in St. George, N.Y.

? Has any doubles team ever won the four major championships (Australian, French, English and U.S.) in the same year?

?Yes. In 1951 Frank Sedgman and Ken McGregor of Australia won all four doubles titles, the only time it has ever been done.

? Four married couples have won the mixed doubles titles in the major championships eight times. Who are they and what tournaments did they win?

?Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hobart won the U.S. mixed doubles championship in 1905. Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Godfree took the Wimbledon title in 1926. Mr. and Mrs. John H. Crawford were the Australian champions from 1931 through 1933. The last successful married pair were Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Hopman who won the Australian mixed doubles title in 1936, 1937 and 1939. Before they were married they had taken the 1930 championship.

? In 1938 Dorothy Bundy became the first American to win the Australian women's championship. Her mother was the first American to win another major singles title, a) Who was her mother? b) What championship did she win?

?a) Dorothy is the daughter of May Sutton and the former American Davis Cup player T. C. Bundy. b) May Sutton in 1905 was the first American to win a Wimbledon singles title.

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