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Davis Cup InDwight F.
Davis of the Harvard University tennis team designed a tournament format with the idea of challenging the British to a tennis showdown. By the tournament had expanded to include BelgiumAustriaFranceand Australasiaa combined team from Australia and New Zealand that competed jointly until The tournament was initially known as the "International Lawn Tennis Challenge".
It was renamed the Davis Cup following Lawn tennis death of Dwight Davis in The tournament has vastly expanded and, on its th anniversary innations competed. The success of the event was overwhelming and the IOC decided to reintroduce tennis as a full medal sport at Seoul in The Fed Cup[ edit ] Main article: Fed Cup The idea of a Davis Cup-style tournament for national women's teams is surprisingly old—it was first proposed in by Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman.
After she was turned down, she donated a trophy in that would be known as the Wightman Cupawarded in an annual match between the two strongest women's tennis nations of the time, the United States and Great Britain. The first Federation Cup was played in as part of the ITF's 50th anniversary celebrations; it involved 16 countries and was played over one week.
By the s, over 70 nations competed each year, and regional qualifiers were introduced in The Professional circuit[ edit ] Inpromoter C. Pyle established the first professional tour with a group of American and French players playing exhibition matches to paying audiences.
The main events of the professional circuit comprised head-to-head competition and by-invitation Pro Championships, which were the precedents for the Grand Slam tournaments before the Open Era began in Tennis Pro Tours In the years before the open era, male professionals often played more frequently on tours than in tournaments because head-to-head tours between two stars paid much better than tournaments and the number of professional tournaments was small.
For example, Fred Perry earned U. Vines probably never entered a tournament in and InVines played 70 matches on two tours and no tournament matches. Even in the s, some professionals continued to play tour matches.
During his first five months as a professional January through MayKen Rosewall played 76 matches on a tour against Pancho Gonzales but only 9 tournament matches.
Joe McCauley determined that foronly 7 professional tournaments were played by the top international players, and 2 other professional tournaments the British Pro and the German Pro were reserved for domestic players.
Only during the s did professional tournaments become more significant than tours. Pro Championships Pro Slams [ edit ] Main article: Major professional tennis tournaments before the Open Era In addition to head-to-head events several annual professional tournaments were called championship tournaments.
The most prestigious was usually the Wembley Championshipheld at the Wembley Arena in England, played between and The oldest was the U.
Pro Tennis Championshipsplayed between and Between andit was played indoors in Cleveland and was called the World Professional Championships. The third major tournament was the French Pro Championshipplayed between and Let the possibilities unfold at Redlands Lawn and Tennis Club.
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