The game of tennis involves two or four players, who are each equipped with a racquet. The objective of tennis is to use the racquet to strike a small felt ball across a net that divides the court. A tennis match is played in sets. One player always functions as the server, while the other is called the receiver. The ball is struck back and forth diagonally across the court until a player fails to return it to the opposing side. The player who manages to win the most sets (typically three or five), wins the game. Tennis has been around since the 19th century and most likely originated in Great Britain.
Today, tennis is a popular sport all throughout the world. A variety of international tournaments have gained a large following. The French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open draw crowds year after year. If you would like to attend one of these events, or even catch a tennis match at other noteworthy tournaments such as the BNP Paribas Open, Miami Open or the Western & Southern Open, view our complete list of ATP events and find your tennis tickets today!