We are in front of one popular game in tennis these days. Although there are quite many that play it or watch it some tennis facts are not known. For instance, clay courts were where tennis was played in the beginning. Did You Know that? Even today clay is a very popular surface to play on. Now we are going to tell you a number of tennis facts that are interesting and few people know.
When you play tennis a professional uses light green balls. While most people think tennis balls are always yellow it is not actually like that. During training the use of yellow balls is common but when competing the balls are usually of a light green color.
What only few know is that the teniis balls we see now were first simply stuffed with wool, hair and leather made. Louis XIV insisted that this was implemented. During that point in time there were many types of different tennis balls in different countries, all made out of different materials. Even human hair or putty were sometimes used.
Nowadays technology aided in the creation of aerodynamic and high quality tennis balls. One fact you might not have known is that a pressure-less tennis ball eventually starts to bounce higher while a ball that is pressurized will eventually lose its bounce. This is the main reason why you will see balls changing during tennis matches.
Today we can see around three hundred million tennis balls produced yearly. Rubber is the one material that is mostly used and this brings in environment related problems. It is not at all easy to recycle them. Alternatives have appeared though and we expect the debates to end soon. Although many debates are surrounding tennis, popularity still rises. Every single aspect of the game is known by most people and we are in front of a very good sport for our bodies. Even if there are not many that do compete, the human body gains a lot of benefits from playing tennis.