April 21, 2008

Real Tennis at Hampton Court

We played real tennis at Hampton Court Palace yesterday! It was such a thrill - I haven't taken any photo of the palace but here is one from wiki. Pretty GRAND, isn't it!!


According to wiki, the royal (real ) tennis court, was built for Henry VIII of England, who played there from 1528. Read more about the palace plus other photos : click here

Our games were at night so unfortunately we were not able to look around. I had a nice game with Sarah at 9 pm and Jeremy played with Scott at 10 pm. I did manage to get some photos of Jeremy on the tennis court though. Not very good photos but here's one anyway.


If you are thinking that this isn't what you thought a tennis court looks like... this is real tennis, not lawn tennis. So what is real tennis? Again, this is from wiki: real tennis is the original racquet sport from which the modern game of lawn tennis, or tennis, is descended. Real tennis is still played by enthusiasts on about 35 existing courts in the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, and France. Click here for more info.

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