The Evolution and History of Tennis: From Medieval Origins to Modern Sport 

Tennis is a sport played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).

The players use a racket to hit a ball over a net into the opponent's court.

The objective is to score points by maneuvering the ball in such a way that the opponent is unable to return it correctly within the boundaries of the court.

The origins of tennis can be traced back to medieval Europe, where it was played by hitting a ball with the palm of the hand (known as "jeu de paume" or "game of the palm").

The game evolved over time, with rackets being introduced in the 16th century.

Modern tennis as we know it today began to take shape in the late 19th century, with the establishment of rules and the standardization of equipment.