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Tennis ball
Date Issued: 2017-06-14
Postage Value: 0 cents

Commemorative issue
Have A Ball!
Tennis ball
The USPS celebrates our nation’s passion for athletics with the Have a Ball! stamps. The issuance features colorful illustrations of eight different sports balls: • A baseball • A basketball • A football • A golf ball • A kickball • A soccer ball • A tennis ball, and • A volleyball The round Have a Ball! stamps feature a special coating applied to selected areas of the stamps during the printing process to give them a textured feel. Tennis has evolved from a game played by French and English royalty on palatial courts into a sport that now enjoys worldwide popularity and is played by 23 million Americans on 240,000 tennis courts. Although various forms of tennis have been played since ancient times, the game of tennis as it is known today was invented in Wales in 1873. Lawn tennis (known simply as tennis in the United States) was introduced in this country during the summer of 1874. The U.S. Tennis Association, founded in 1881, today has more than 500,000 members who play at 1,400 community tennis associations across the country.
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