England claims to be the birthplace of tennis. Tennis was included as a sport early on in the history of the modern Olympics, but it took a hiatus from 1928 to 1988.
Tennis at the Olympics
England claims to be the birthplace of tennis. Tennis was included as a sport early on in the history of the modern Olympics, but it took a hiatus from 1928 to 1988. Professional players are allowed to compete in this sport, and current competition includes men’s and women’s singles and doubles.
At the 2012 London Games tennis matches will be held August 4-5.
Tennis at Michigan State
Tennis has a long history at MSU as well. We have varsity men’s and women’s teams. The 2011-12 men’s team finished with an overall record of 18-11. They went 7-6 in the Big Ten and were 14-4 in home matches. The women’s team finished with an overall record of 8-15. They went 0-10 in the Big Ten and were 8-7 at home.
MSU has wonderful tennis facilities. The MSU Tennis Center is a full-service center that is open to the public. This facility provides lessons, classes, leagues, court time and travel teams for any skill level and age group. It features eight indoor courts and seating for 1,200 people. A pro shop provides the opportunity to purchase MSU-branded products. It also offers services to meet your tennis equipment needs. MSU also has outdoor tennis courts on Wilson Road (south of the Duffy Daugherty Football Building). There are twenty courts at this location. They are open to the public when not being used by MSU teams.
You can make a gift in support of the men’s team, women’s team, or our club wheelchair tennis team at the MSU Giving website.