Tennis I

Physical and health education JSS2 First Term

Week 4

Tennis I

Performance objectives:

Students should be able to:

1. Trace the history and development of tennis in Nigeria.

2. Demonstrate the basic skills and techniques involved in playing tennis.


History and development of tennis

Tennis was originally called lawn tennis when the playing was done on lawns only. The name was changed to tennis when the playing court included clay, asphalt and cement. The game was introduced to England in 1873 by Major Walter Clapton Winfield. It was introduced to the United State in 1875 by Mary Ewing Outer bridge of New York. The game is popular in most countries of the world. The game of tennis was introduced to Nigeria by the early missionaries and colonial masters. The game is played for competition, recreation and both sexes can enjoy it..... View More

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