Tennis is a sport that has been around over 100 years. From just a simple backyard game to full-blown tournaments, tennis is fun for both players and spectators. For enthusiasts, like Akash Brahmbhatt of Spring, Texas, there are four famous tournaments that are the ultimate treat to watch.
The Australian Open is every January in Melbourne Park. On that side of the world, it’s summer and the perfect time for a tennis match. The first Australian Open was held in 1905. It was on grass courts but was moved to hard courts in 1988.
The French Open is held in Paris from late May to early June. Since 1891, it’s the only tournament held on clay courts. Due to the makeup of the court, it is often considered the most physically challenging.
The Wimbledon Championships were first held in 1877. It is the oldest of all of the famous tennis tournaments and probably the most well known. Taking place in the Wimbledon suburb of London, the matches are held on grass courts as they were during the very first match. Tradition is a strong element that prevails at the Wimbledon Championships.
The US Open started in 1881 as the US National Championship. Not only has it changed names, it also changed its court locations several times as well as transitioning from grass to clay and finally to hard courts. It runs from late August to early September with the country’s Labor Day holiday positioned in the middle of the two-week event.
Attending even just one of these big matches would be an amazing opportunity for any tennis fan.