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The Game

Tennis to most people evokes thoughts of lawn tennis, which derived from Real Tennis in about 1874. 

After winning the first Wimbledon championship Spencer W. Gore announced “It is extremely doubtful that anyone who has played well at cricket, real tennis or even rackets will ever seriously give his attention to lawn tennis, for in all probability the monotony of the game would choke him off before he had time to excel in it.” 

Clearly, many people do not share Mr Gore’s opinion but there is a growing number of players gaining appreciation of the challenges of real tennis and the joy from winning a chase or ringing the winning-gallery bell.

The Court

History of Real Tennis


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