Here’s What You Should Know About the History of Tennis for Two

The Inventors of Tennis for Two: William Higinbotham & Robert Dvorak

William (Willy) Alfred Higinbotham was an American physicist. Higinbotham was a part of the team that developed the first nuclear bomb, he then became a leader in the nonproliferation movement.

How Tennis for Two Was Built

While reading an instruction manual for the Donner Model 30 analog computer, he learned that the computer could calculate ballistic missile trajectories or a bouncing ball with wind resistance. The Donner Model 30 inspired the foundation of the game.

The Unveiling of Tennis for Two

Tennis for Two was shown on October 18, 1958. The game displayed a horizontal line that represented the tennis court and a short vertical line in the center that represented the tennis net.


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