Unlike most other sports, lawn tennis has precise origins. An Englishman, Major Walter C. Wingfield, invented lawn tennis (1873) and first played it at a garden party in Wales. Called “Sphairistiké” [Gr., = ball playing] by its inventor, the early game was played on an hourglass-shaped court, widest at the baselines and narrowest at the net. In creating the new sport, Wingfield borrowed heavily from the older games of court tennis and squash racquets and probably even from the Indian game of badminton.
The last days of summer are upon us. Time to take advantage of what’s left of our long days and bodysuits.
Makeup and hair by Melissa Cutler
- Bra – Urban Behaviour
- Body Suit – American Apparel
- Thigh Highs – Ardene
- Shoes – Modern Vintage
- Sunglasses – Hot Topic
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