The Davis Cup tennis tournament is a men's team event contested by countries, first contested in 1900. The prize is a silver cup (also known as Dwight's pot) on a plinth, currently 110cm tall.
Grand Slam Events
The Grand Slam is a term coined for the four major annual tennis tournaments:
- Wimbledon — Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It is held at the All-England Club in London and has been since 1877. The tournament is held in on grass courts over two weeks in July and is generally considered as the most prestigious tournament to win.
- US Open — The US Open, held in Flushing Meadows, New York, has been running since 1881 and is held during the last week in August and the first in September. The US Open is a hard court tournament.
- Australian Open — The Australian Open is held in Melbourne every January. The tournament used to be held on grass until 1987 until it changed to hard courts in 1988.
- French Open — The French Open is held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris every May. The French Open is the only tournament to be held on clay courts and is one of the most sought after titles to win.