Strange Trivia in Sports: Tennis

Some strange trivia, facts, records, and events in the history of the sport of tennis.


Rodger Taylor, Great Britain, and Wieslaw Gasiorek, Poland, played 126 games in a 1966 King's Cup match. They fought to a draw.

In a San Francisco tennis match, Howard Kinsey and Mrs. R. Roark volleyed a ball for 78 minutes, hitting it 2,001 times. They stopped only because Kinsey, former Davis Cup contestant, had to give a lesson.

The fastest serve was measured at 154 mph in June, 1963. Michael Sangster, Great Britain, made the serve.

In Australia in 1925, Lum Pao-Hwa, of China, played 764 games in one week.

The oldest surviving tennis court in Great Britain is the Royal Tennis Court at Hampton Court Palace. It was built by King Henry VIII in 1529.

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