Why do we say ‘tennis ball’?

A ‘tennis ball’ is a ball made for the game of tennis. Tennis balls used in official matches have a fluorescent yellow color. However, in matches between peers, balls of different colors are used. The reason why tennis balls are not called ‘tennis bal’ as the English pronunciation is because of a long-standing social language habit. Ball games such as soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and golf use the Korean word ‘ball’ with the name of the sport. There are no specific regulations here, and it is presumed that it was just written conventionally. (See Episode 122 of this corner, ‘Why do we say ‘golf ball’ instead of ‘golf ball’?) According to the

English Dictionary, the first use of the word ball in English is known to have been in an English poem in 1205. The origin of the word is not clear, but there is a theory that it came from the Middle English ‘Bal’ from the Old Germanic ‘Bollr’. Old Swedish ‘Baller’, ‘Middle German’ and Dutch ‘Bal’ are also said to be rooted in the same etymology. If ball had Germanic origins, it might have been a synonym for “something blown up or inflated,” meaning the same as the Latin word ‘foll-is’. In late Middle English spelling, the word is said to be a graphic match for the French ‘balle’. It is speculated that the French ‘ballet’ itself may be related to the origin of the Germanic language.

The history of the tennis ball goes back to ‘Henry V’, a masterpiece by British great writer William Shakespeare, known to have been written in 1599. In a work about the story of King Henry V of England, which focuses on the events just before and after the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 during the Hundred Years War between England and France, there is a scene where a tennis ball as a gift to the king triggers the war again. Early tennis balls are said to have been made of wool. In the 1870s, British Army major Walter Wingfield, who made tennis a rule, used rubber balls imported from Germany as equipment for lawn tennis. At the time, tennis balls were light gray or red. Fluorescent yellow balls were first introduced in 1972 according to research results that they were more visible on TV. Modern tennis balls are approved for regular play only if they meet certain criteria for size, weight, deflection and bounce criteria. The International Tennis Federation (ITF바카라사이트) defines the official tennis ball diameter as 6.54 to 6.86 cm (2.57 to 2.70 inches). The ball weight must be in the range of 56.0 to 59.4 grams (1.98 to 2.10 ounces). Yellow and white are the only colors approved by the ITF. A tennis ball made by putting special gas in a raw rubber ball and wrapping it with cloth again requires a high degree of manufacturing technology. Worldwide, ‘Wilson’ made in the US and ‘Dunlop’ made in Japan are used a lot.

In the Korean media, since the Japanese colonial period, tennis has been called ‘hard ball tennis’ and the word ‘ball’ has been used.On May 19, 1923, the Chosun Ilbo, an article titled ‘The Success of the Yecheon Tennis Championships (醴泉庭球大會)’ said, ‘The Jeon Yecheon Spring Tennis Championships, which will adorn the brilliance of the new history of Yecheon sports crabs. From the morning of the 13th, the Yecheon Private University Changgakwon Stadium (醴泉私設大昌學院運動場) hosted by the Yecheon Youth Association and sponsored by Dong-A Ilbo Yecheon Branch Once again, the group that participated in the competition was the Ryechon Public Primary School’s Rhechen Youth Association’s College of Entrepreneurship, and all of the outstanding athletes in the Ryechen movement participated, making it a success, even if they hadn’t seen it before. The entrance ceremony was held only after arriving at the playground with public bonds in hand for a sports club, and Woo Seong-gi, who boasted the glory of each player, fluttered in the warm spring breeze, and a comb of hope dawned on the active players’ faces. Even more new to the Ryecheon Youth Association, Mr. Park Won-seok (朴元錫)’s week-long training, followed by the sound of military music belonging to the youth meeting from 10:00 am to prepare for the battle, and the game started. Hearing the sound of 「Pureipol」 from the referee Park Won-seok, the ball on the playground became more nervous and the attitude of the young student players who started the day before was newly vigorous. Occasionally, the applause that occurs everywhere seems to overturn the playground, and the active student athletes fight for a long time with courage, and finally the laurel crown is won by Hwang Am-woo (黃岩于) Kim Sang-ban (金相般) two players. In the afternoon, the youth and students have to work together, and the game starts at 12:00 PM. Moreover, the audience is in awe, and the clear music heard from time to time refreshes the mind of the general audience and makes it a young day. The song of applause and song of play is a hyat that makes people startled, and the players in each group proceed according to the order.The final victory also went to two players, Chang Chun-geun and Baek Nak-gyeong, with a student item, and at 7:00 pm, the championship was awarded, and military music had to be the lead, and after a round of dancing on the playground, they retired (Rye-chun). said.