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Last Updated: Monday February 28 2005 12:26 GMT

How did it all start?

Fred Perry playing at Wimbledon in 1937
Fred Perry playing at Wimbledon in 1937

Tennis was first played in France about 900 years ago - with people using the palms of their hands.

No one really knows how the scoring started, but "deuce" is based on the French word "deux", meaning two, when two people are on the same point.