About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the plus-minus 650 matches in the Wimbledon championship.
Helen Wills Moody, whose serious demeanor on the court earned her the nickname “Little Miss Poker Face”, finished the year as the no. 1 ranked women's tennis player nine times, including seven years straight from 1927 to 1933.
Tennis Equipment has changed over the years. Early wooden tennis rackets were replaced with graphite rackets.
Studies show high school tennis players score significantly lower on math tests, it is assumed because of the sport\’s illogical 15–30–40 scoring system.
The longest tennis match took place at Wimbledon 2010 when John Isner of the United States beat Nicolas Mahut of France 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68 in a match that lasted 11 hours and five minutes, played over three days, June 22, 23 and 24.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located in Newport, Rhode Island.
The longest recorded point in tennis history took 29 minutes and featured the ball crossing the net 643 times in a 1984 women’s match. Young aussie player Bernard Tomic (nicknamed “tomic the tank engine”) lost a match last year in 28 minutes.
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