The predecessor of tennis was a ball game of French origins called jeu de paume, which became popular in England, where the rules of the game as we know it today evolved. That’s where the very first tennis tournament was also held in 1876. After it was developed, tennis remained the sport of the aristocracy and the affluent for a long time. Today, it’s a widely popular sport and recreational activity with a large number of amateur players, being a game for every age and part of society. And by today, even the beach is suitable for playing a couple of games.