Real tennis

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Real tennis – one of several games sometimes called "the sport of kings" – is the original racquet sport from which the modern game of tennis (originally called "lawn tennis") is derived.wikipedia
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Real tennis – one of several games sometimes called "the sport of kings" – is the original racquet sport from which the modern game of tennis (originally called "lawn tennis") is derived.
It had close connections both to various field (lawn) games such as croquet and bowls as well as to the older racket sport today called real tennis.

Jeu de paume

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It is also known as court tennis in the United States, formerly royal tennis in England and Australia, and courte-paume in France (a reference to the older, racquetless game of jeu de paume, the ancestor of modern handball and racquet games; many French real tennis courts are at jeu de paume clubs).
Jeu de paume (, ; originally spelled jeu de paulme; ), nowadays known as real tennis, (US) court tennis or (in France) courte paume, is a ball-and-court game that originated in France.

List of real tennis organizations

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The sport is supported and governed by various organizations around the world.
Real tennis organizations: a list of associations and clubs for the sport of real tennis.

Irish Real Tennis Association

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Other countries have currently disused courts, such as the two in the Republic of Ireland.
The Irish Real Tennis Association (Cumann Leadóige na h-Éireann) encourages the preservation and development of the game and facilities of real tennis in the Republic of Ireland.

The Championships, Wimbledon

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The term real was first used by journalists in the early 20th century as a retronym to distinguish the ancient game from modern lawn tennis (even though the latter sport is often not contested on lawns these days outside the few social-club-managed estates such as Wimbledon).
In 1876, lawn tennis, a game devised by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield a year or so earlier as an outdoor version of real tennis and originally given the name Sphairistikè, was added to the activities of the club.

Falkland Palace Royal Tennis Club

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The court at Falkland Palace is a jeu quarré design which unlike jeu à dedans court lacks a tambour and dedans.
The Falkland Palace Royal Tennis Club (also previously called the Falkland Palace Real Tennis Club) organizes play at the real tennis court in the gardens of Falkland Palace, Fife, Scotland.

Racket (sports equipment)

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The 27 in short, asymmetrical racquets are made of wood and use very tight nylon strings to cope with the heavy balls.
Wood is still used for real tennis, rackets, and xare.

Palla

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This had some similarities to palla, fives, pelota, pilota or handball, in that it involved hitting a ball with a bare hand and later with a glove.
Similar to real tennis, a second bounce can result in a "chase" rather than an outright point, marked in chalk where the ball stops rolling.

Fives

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This had some similarities to palla, fives, pelota, pilota or handball, in that it involved hitting a ball with a bare hand and later with a glove.
Fives is not the same as Long Fives, which is played in a real tennis court.

Francis I of France

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In France, François I (1515–47) was an enthusiastic player and promoter of real tennis, building courts and encouraging play among both courtiers and commoners.
Francis came to learn chivalry, dancing, and music and he loved archery, falconry, horseback riding, hunting, jousting, real tennis and wrestling.

Stické

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Real tennis greatly influenced the game of stické, which was invented in the 19th century and combined aspects of real tennis, lawn tennis and rackets.
Stické, also called stické tennis, is an indoor racquet sport invented in the late 19th century merging aspects of real tennis, racquets and lawn tennis.

Rackets (sport)

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Real tennis greatly influenced the game of stické, which was invented in the 19th century and combined aspects of real tennis, lawn tennis and rackets. During the 18th century and early 19th century, as real tennis declined, new racquets sports emerged in England: rackets and squash racquets.
Along with real tennis and badminton, rackets was used as an inspiration for the game of lawn tennis, invented in 1873 by Walter Clopton Wingfield.

List of racket sports

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Real tennis – one of several games sometimes called "the sport of kings" – is the original racquet sport from which the modern game of tennis (originally called "lawn tennis") is derived.

Queen's Club

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Examples of his surviving work include: The Queen's Club, Lord's, Hampton Court Palace, Jesmond Dene, Newmarket, Moreton Hall, Warwickshire and Petworth House.
With two courts, it is also the national headquarters of real tennis, hosting the British Open every year.

Hampton Court Palace

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Examples of his surviving work include: The Queen's Club, Lord's, Hampton Court Palace, Jesmond Dene, Newmarket, Moreton Hall, Warwickshire and Petworth House. Royal interest in England began with Henry V (reigned 1413–22) but it was Henry VIII (reigned 1509–47) who made the biggest impact as a young monarch, playing the game with gusto at Hampton Court on a court he had built in 1530 and on several other courts in his palaces.
Apart from the Palace itself and its gardens, other points of interest for visitors include the celebrated maze, the historic royal tennis court (see below), and the huge grape vine, the largest in the world.

Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court

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The Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court Palace is a court for playing the sport of real tennis.

Aiken Tennis Club

The Aiken Tennis Club is a private court tennis club located at 146 Newberry Street, SW in Aiken, South Carolina.

Henry VIII of England

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Royal interest in England began with Henry V (reigned 1413–22) but it was Henry VIII (reigned 1509–47) who made the biggest impact as a young monarch, playing the game with gusto at Hampton Court on a court he had built in 1530 and on several other courts in his palaces.
Henry was an avid gambler and dice player, and he excelled at sports, especially jousting, hunting, and real tennis.

International Tennis Club of Washington

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The International Tennis Club of Washington plays real tennis on Prince's Court at the Regency Sport and Health Club in McLean, Virginia, 6 miles (10 km) from Washington, D.C. Dedicated on October 11, 1997, Prince's is the only new real tennis venue to be constructed in the United States since the Racquet Club of Chicago was built in 1923.

Merton Street tennis court

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Merton Street tennis court is the home of the Oxford University Real Tennis Club.

National Tennis Club

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The National Tennis Club (NTC) is a court tennis (also known as "real tennis") club in Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

The Oratory School

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The Oratory is one of five schools in the United Kingdom with a real tennis court (others being Canford, (Wellington College) and Radley) and plays this sport, hosting championships and international tournaments.

Louis X of France

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Two French kings died from tennis-related episodes – Louis X of a severe chill after playing and Charles VIII after striking his head on the lintel of a door leading to the court in the royal Château at Amboise.
Louis was a keen player of jeu de paume, or real tennis, and became notable as the first person to construct indoor tennis courts in the modern style.

Jesmond

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Jesmond is one of the 26 areas in England to have a real tennis club which is used to hold events.

Racquet Club of Philadelphia

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It has facilities for squash, real tennis, and racquets.