Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women's Tennis Association (WTA) action is back, and tennis is more popular than ever. With legends Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic highlighting the ATP, and Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki battling on the WTA, there are sure to be plenty of historic matches throughout this season. Be sure to check out our selection of tennis tickets today, and watch history unfold.
Tennis has four major tournaments, called the Grand Slam tournaments, or the Majors, which draw the most attention from tennis players and fans alike. These major tournaments are, chronologically throughout the year, the Australian Open, played on hard courts; the French Open, played on red clay courts; the famous Wimbledon, played on grass courts; and the U.S. Open, played on hard courts. These tennis tournaments each include 128 players per gender, 32 who are seeded, others who rank in the world’s top 100, and still others who receive invitations through wild cards.
In addition to the major tournaments, there are numerous tennis tournaments on the ATP tour that provide a chance to see the best players in the game in person. Other professional tennis tournaments include The BNP Paribas Open, Rogers Cup, and the Western & Southern Cincinnati Tennis Masters, among others. If there is a tennis event coming to a city near you, don't miss out. Get out to one of the various events on the ATP or WTA tour today.
A Brief History of Tennis
A tennis match is a back and forth battle of endurance with little breaks in the action, making one of the most engrossing sports to watch live. It is popular in many countries, including the US, UK, France, Australia, and others, and millions follow the worldwide circuit to see who steamrolled the competition or pulled off a dramatic upset. The modern tennis game originated in Birmingham, England, in the late 19th century, and the rules have not changed much since its inception. Before that, however, were the sport’s predecessors. Historians believe that the game’s origin was in 12th-century France when people hit the ball with their hands before the introduction of the racquet in the 16th century.
Derived from the Ancient Greek word, Sphairistikè (literally "the art of playing ball"), tennis has grown into a glittering series of contests fought out by some of the world's fittest athletes. Tennis tickets are known to sell for astronomic prices outside major stadiums during competitions, so save the hassle - and the money - and find cheap tennis tickets at Ticket Liquidator with a simple click of the mouse. Whether it's the strawberries and lawn tennis of Wimbledon tickets, the glamor and glitz of ATP World Tour tickets, or the increasingly popular Sony Ericsson Open tickets, you'll be thrilled you bought tennis tickets. 2016 is set to be a huge summer, with the main tournaments drawing bigger crowds than ever before. Be one of the lucky ones, with tennis tickets from Ticket Liquidator.