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National Tennis Pro Day

Ace your celebration of National Tennis Pro Day with our top tips and tricks for improving your game and honoring the pros who inspire us!
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Get ready to serve up some fun on February 17 for National Tennis Pro Day! This day celebrates all the hardworking and talented tennis professionals who help us improve our skills and enjoy this exciting sport. Did you know that tennis has been around since the 12th century? It was originally played by French monks, using their hands instead of rackets. Today, it's a popular worldwide sport with millions of fans and players. So let's give a round of applause to all the amazing tennis pros out there who make this game even more enjoyable!

History of National Tennis Pro Day

National Tennis Pro Day Dates

National Tennis Pro Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1877</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Wimbledon Championship</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural Wimbledon Championship, the oldest tennis tournament, was held in England, establishing a platform for professional tennis players.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1968</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tennis Open Era Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Open Era began when Grand Slam tournaments agreed to allow professional players to compete with amateurs, revolutionizing the sport.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Women’s Tennis Association Formation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Women's Tennis Association (WTA) was formed in 1973, ushering in a new era of equality and competition in women's tennis.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Golden Age of Tennis</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 1990s saw players like Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf dominate tennis, further cementing the sport's global popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Tennis Pro Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 2013, the National Tennis Pro Day was established by Phillip Kim, a tennis instructor, to celebrate professional tennis players and their contributions to the sport.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Tennis Pro Day Today</div><div class='timeline-text'>Today, National Tennis Pro Day is celebrated on February 17 every year to honor all professional tennis players worldwide.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Tennis Pro Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a tennis clinic</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a local tennis club or coach and sign up for a tennis clinic to celebrate National Tennis Pro Day. You'll brush up on your skills and get to spend the day playing the sport you love.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a tennis-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends together and host a tennis-themed party! Decorate with tennis rackets, balls, and other tennis gear, and serve snacks and drinks inspired by the sport. You can even have a mini tournament with your guests.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer at a local tennis event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate National Tennis Pro Day by giving back to the community. Look for local tennis events or tournaments happening in your area and volunteer to help out. You'll get to be a part of the action and support the sport you love.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a new tennis technique</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself on National Tennis Pro Day by trying out a new tennis technique or shot. Watch some tutorial videos online, or ask a pro for tips and advice. You might just discover a new favorite move.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're lucky enough to live near the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, why not take a trip there on National Tennis Pro Day? You'll get to learn about the history of the sport and all the legendary players who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Tennis Pro Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates the hard-working tennis pros</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Tennis Pro Day is a day to honor and celebrate the dedication and hard work of tennis professionals. These individuals not only excel at the sport, but also serve as role models and mentors for aspiring players. They deserve recognition and appreciation on this special day.</p></div></div> <div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tennis brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Tennis is a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. It's a great way to connect with others and build friendships. Whether you're playing in a tournament or just hitting around with friends, tennis has a unique ability to bring people together.</p></div></div> <div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes physical fitness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Tennis requires speed, agility, coordination, and endurance - making it an excellent workout for both the body and mind. By celebrating National Tennis Pro Day, we are also promoting the importance of staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.</p></div></div>

5 Highlights from the World of Tennis Pros

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Serena Williams Holds the Most Grand Slam Titles in the Open Era</h3><p class='facts-text'>American tennis player Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, more than any other man or woman during the Open Era.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Rafael Nadal, Known as "King of Clay"</h3><p class='facts-text'>Renowned Spanish tennis pro Rafael Nadal holds a record of 13 wins at the French Open- a feat that has earned him the title "King of Clay".</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Roger Federer Stayed as the World's No.1 Player for a Record Time Period</h3><p class='facts-text'>Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer holds the record for the longest consecutive time as World's No.1 in the men's singles ranking — a whopping 237 weeks.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Martina Navratilova Won a Record Number of Singles and Doubles Titles</h3><p class='facts-text'>Retired tennis pro Martina Navratilova holds the record for the most singles (167) and doubles (177) titles in the Open Era.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Novak Djokovic held all four Grand Slam titles at once</h3><p class='facts-text'>Serbian tennis pro Novak Djokovic made history in 2016 as the third man, and first in nearly 50 years, to hold all four Grand Slam titles at once.</p></div></div>

National Tennis Pro Day FAQs

When is National Tennis Pro Day?

National Tennis Pro Day is celebrated on February 17 every year. In 2024, it will fall on a Saturday.

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