Tennis- In the 16th century, rackets were used for the first time to hit the ball. Before that, players used their palms. The game initially called “the game of the palm” became known as “royal tennis”.
1881: British tennis player William Renshaw and H F Lawford playing for the Men’s Singles Title at Wimbledon, which Renshaw won. Original Publication: The Graphic (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)