64 Earlier than 1968, solely amateurs have been allowed to compete in Grand Slam tournaments and different events organized or sanctioned by the ILTF, including the Davis Cup.
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The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) is a predominant males’s tennis governing body. The Event of Champions was held between 1956 and 1959, the 1956 edition going down in Los Angeles and the 1957, 1958 and 1959 editions happening at Forest Hills There was additionally the Wimbledon Professional tournament held in August 1967, the first tournament the place professional tennis players have been allowed to play at Wimbledon.
Real tennis is mentioned in literature by William Shakespeare who mentions “tennis balles” in Henry V (1599), when a basket of them is given to King Henry as a mockery of his youth and playfulness; the incident can be mentioned in some earlier chronicles and ballads 26 One … Read the rest