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It hit us all unexpectedly. Our boss, family man, friend and companion has left us forever.
It leaves a huge void in the company that can never be closed. Tomy was not only an entrepreneur of the "old school", namely straightforward, reliable and competent, but he always had vision, foresight and courage. His word was as valid as a signed contract; a quality that is invaluable in our fast-moving times. We will remember his humor and his joy in the beautiful things in life.
It is thanks to him that Universal Sport with the Court Royal brand is in an excellent position today and enjoys an important reputation in the national and international market.
We have committed ourselves with commitment and passion to continue on this path in his sense.
Universal Sport since 1982 - Tennis Sport since 1325
We warmly welcome you to our new web shop.
With a lot of commitment and creativity, we present our current and newest products to you and make it easier to find the right accessories and the required technical data.
Today, Universal Sport is one of the largest tennis and sports field equipment manufacturers in the world. Since it was founded in 1982, the company has continued to develop and, thanks to its visionary founder Thomas M. Dill, has developed in particular innovative products from its own production
made a name for itself under the Court Royal brand. The high level of acceptance of our products at international tournaments is proof of our quality standard and our position in the market.
Our storage capacities at our headquarters in Schönaich near Stuttgart guarantee the shortest delivery times, regardless of the time of year, for more than 2000 items.
The history of tennis includes the development of the sport of tennis from the High Middle Ages to the present day. It can be traced back to French monasteries in the Middle Ages. The forerunner of tennis in France was first reported in 1325.
Jeu de Paume developed from an early setback game that was widespread among monks and flourished in the ballrooms of the 16th and 17th centuries, especially in France and England, and was popular with the nobility and bourgeoisie. It was played outdoors by the common people, from which other games such as pelota have emerged over time.
In the 1870s, modern lawn tennis was invented in Great Britain, which first spread to Europe, the USA and the colonies of the British Empire. Tennis tournaments with international participation were already being held in Europe at the turn of the century. In 1900, the Davis Cup, the first international tennis competition, took place. In 1923 the International Tennis Association, founded ten years earlier, agreed on the four most important Grand Slam tournaments to date.
The restriction to amateurs in club and tournament operations, which had come under increasing criticism in the decades after the Second World War, was largely abolished in 1968. The beginning of the "Open Era" and the commercialization that went with it revolutionized tennis in many areas and helped the sport, which had been exclusive until then, to break through into large parts of society. Today tennis is one of the most important sports in the world.
Tennis the ideal cardio sport
Tennis has been shown to make a significant contribution to the health of active people of all ages and deserves more attention.
Tennis leads to a significantly lower body fat percentage and a greatly improved ability to react.
Playing tennis demands attention and tactical understanding. This creates new connections between the nerves in the brain.
It has been proven that an average person weighing 70 kg burns 493 calories in one hour of tennis - more than riding a bike (387) or weight training (422).
Research has shown that tennis players between the ages of 18 and 34 have up to 30% more heart volume and up to 19% less body fat. Another study has shown that middle-aged tennis players have above-average stamina, a lower resting heart rate and blood pressure than their active peers who do not play tennis.
Studies show that middle-aged men who play tennis three times a week have a 50 percent lower overall risk of death. The long-term study found that tennis players who play tennis at least three times a week have a 41% reduction in the risk of coronary artery disease.
Young tennis players are generally more active than their peers and usually have a lower body fat percentage.