Good morning everyone from Slazenger Heritage! Today we would like to take a look at the most popular lawn tennis tournaments around the world, have you ever heard something about them?
Why the lawn tennis courts are special?
The grass offers less resistance to the bouncing of the ball, therefore the ball is less likely to bounce higher than on other fields. Moreover, the attacking game at the net predominates, and this is the main difference compared to other types of court.
Lawn tennis tournaments
Wimbledon takes place in London, and goes by the name of “the tennis cathedral”, where all the best players are gathered by the “All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club”. One of the most characteristic rules of the tournament is that all the participants have to wear white clothes during the match.
If you would like to know the reason for wearing white clothes, click here.
Queen’s tournament takes place in Queen’s Club, London. And it is one of the events of the ATP world tour. This competition stands out for the quality of the grass and for being the predecessor of Wimbledon. Andy Murray, one of the most successful tennis players, won this tournament the most times. In fact, I won Queen’s tournament five times.
Noventi Open, commonly known as ATP Halle, takes place in Halle (a small German town). As in Queen’s, ATP Halle serves as a preparation for Wimbledon. Every fan knows that Roger Federer is the king of this lawn tennis competition. This is because he won it ten times already, an incredible achievement!
Mercedes cup (or Stuttgart tournament) is one of the competitions of The ATP 250, that takes place in Germany. It has not always been played in a lawn court. From 1978 (when it was created) to 2014 they have used a clay court to celebrate this tournament. But after changing the calendar competition, they decided to use a lawn court.
Which is your favorite tournament? Tell us your opinion!