Where did the tennis term Love come from? - CW15 - OMAHA

Where did the tennis term Love come from?

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SOURCE The Wimbledon Experience

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Love is extending further than Valentine's Day for tennis lovers this year, to the courts of Wimbledon in June.

In tennis scoring love means nothing, hence love-thirty is 0-30.  A common explanation for why the term 'love' signifies a score of zero is that it comes from the French term 'L'ouef' meaning egg which looks like a zero.

There is also an explanation that someone who plays and scores zero points must truly love the game.

However to attend the most prestigious oldest tennis tournament in the world, The Championships, Wimbledon would clearly be the best Valentine's gift for tennis lovers.

The 2014 Championships take place from Monday, June 23rd through Sunday, July 6th and just released by The Wimbledon Experience (the only official provider of Wimbledon tours as appointed by The All England Lawn Tennis Club) are packages which capture the romance of the tournament, from being treated like royalty to enjoying award winning food and wine, whilst soaking up the thrilling atmosphere of this world-class event.  Packages range to suit all budgets from Baseline Tour at $500 to The Finals at $9500 which includes prestigious 5 star hotel accommodation, entry into the Gatsby Club for VIP hospitality including a three-course lunch designed by world renowned chef Albert Roux, OBE, Lègion D'Honneur, specially selected wines and, of course, the traditional British afternoon tea, complimentary bar including champagne throughout the day and the Wimbledon favorite, strawberries and cream.

These packages give American travelers the comfort and security to know they have their top category tickets secured before they leave the country - which means no lining up, no stress and no uncertainty.

Reservations can be made directly with The Wimbledon Experience toll free at 1-888-552-6791 or online by visiting www.wimbledon-experience.com

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About The Wimbledon Experience
The Wimbledon Experience is the only official agent in North America appointed by The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Ltd to provide tours and hospitality at The Championships, Wimbledon. Keith Prowse Ltd (trading as The Wimbledon Experience) has been the official agent since 1982.

The 2014 Championships take place Monday, June 23rd through Sunday, July 6th.

For full details on package inclusions visit - http://wimbledon-experience.com/tickets-tours

Media Enquiries:

Robin Dugmore , The Wimbledon Experience robin.dugmore@wimbledon-experience.comPhone: 914 481 8594

Michelle Gysberts mg@imagination-marketing.com Phone: 310 480 4016

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