Tennis video games have been around since the very dawn of video game history, with only the second video game every made being a tennis game. While the first few tennis video games were some of the most popular games at the time, there has never been a tennis title or franchise that has truly managed to capture the excitement and complexity of tennis as a sport the way other games have been able to capture football or basketball.
In 1982, Creative Computing magazine picked up on the idea that Tennis for Two might be the first video game ever and it published a story on the game in that year’s October issue. It credited Higinbotham as the inventor of the video game — until they heard from someone who could document an earlier game.
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The game was created in 1958 and was extremely simple, as you’d expect from the first video game in human history. It was a tennis game similar to the 1970s video game, Pong, and became a hit at the Brookhaven National Laboratory open house. The game was created in October 1958 by physicist William Higinbotham, who created the game because he thought the exhibits at the lab were pretty dull.
After seeing a demonstration of Magnavox Odyssey’s table tennis game in May 1972, Bushnell set about trying to create an arcade version of the same game. He and his business partner, Ted Dabney, formed Atari, Inc., in June 1972, and released Pong, an arcade ping-pong game, that same year.
The Golden Slam – the supreme goal! Tennis was back at the Olympic Games in 1968 in Mexico City, but only as a demonstration sport; and then again in 1984 in Los Angeles, which saw a win for the 15 year-old German player, Steffi Graf. Its real return to the official programme was at the 1988 Games in Seoul.
Over the next several hundred years, the game spread throughout Europe, becoming extremely popular with the nobility. By the 13th century, there were as many as 1,800 courts in France. By this ...
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