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birmingham, has some of the best golf courses in the United Kingdom. Not only does it have the best golf courses but it also has some great places to play tennis. travel birmingham has some great places for the golf player and the tennis player to play while on vacation.

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The open era of tennis started in 1968, players were ranked only after a full year of play. They were ranked by promoters, journalists and the players associations. There was no world champion as each country had their own. When computerized rankings began only then did players get ranked more than once a year and it was also the start of national rankings.

It is said that the top ten tennis players come in cycles. Some of them are at the beginning of their career and some are at the end of their career. This means that we have watched some of the players for a long time. We have watched them work their way up the ranks.

The top ten male tennis players of all time are;
1. Roger Federer
2. Pete Sampras
3. Rafael Nadal
4. Rod Laver
5. Bjorn Borg
6. John McEnroe
7. Ivan Lendl
8. Jimmy Connors
9. Andre Agassi
10. Novak Djokovic
Women have also found their way into the rankings. They are;
1. Maria Sharapova
2. Dominika Cibulkova
3. Tatiana Golovin
4. Sania Mirza
5. Anna Kournikova
6. Ana Ivanovic
7. Serena Williams
8. Daniela Hantuchova
9. Ashley Harkleroad
10. Elena Dementieva


The games of golf originiated in the 15th century in Scotland but some say that it can be traced back to ancient Rome and the game of pagancia. In the game of Pagancia players used a bent stick to hit a leather ball. The modern game of golf did have its beginning in Scotland in 1457 when James II banned the game stating it was an unwelcome distraction to the game of archery. From there it evolved over the years to the game that is played today.

The men's major golf championships also known as The Majors consist of the Master's Tournament, The U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and the PGA Championship. These are the elite of all golf tournaments. Players from all over the world work to play in these events.

The top ten male golfers are;
1. Jack Nicklaus
2. Tiger Woods
3. Walter Hagan
4. Gary Player
5. Ben Hogan
6. Tom Watson
7. Arnold Palmer
8. Sam Snead
9. Gene Sarazen
10. Bobby Jones
The women's golf tournaments are similar to those of the men yet a lot newer. They include the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA Championship, the U.S. Women's Open, the Women's British Open, and The Evian Championship. The top ten female players are;
1. Inbee Park
2. Stacy Lewis
3. Suzann Petterson
4. Na Yeon Choi
5. So Yeon Ryu
6. Shanshan Feng
7. Karrie Web
8. Yani Tseng
9. Jiyai Shin
10. I.K. Kim

If you are considering a vacation travel Birmingham can help keep you playing your game whether it is tennis or golf.