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real tennis

an ancient form of tennis played in a four-walled indoor court with various openings, a sloping-roofed corridor along three sides, and a buttress on the fourth side
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Tony said: "When I went to the Real Tennis court for the first time I thought, 'What a fantastic building'.
That they will never play mixed doubles with other suntanned couples, and she will never deserve real tennis shoes or his love.
"Around the mid 1870s you had got a situation where there were several outdoor games with a racquet that were being created, though most were like real tennis and very aristocratic or up against a wall like fives or squash.
Tournament director Tim Crutchley, of Finch, says: "It's a prestige occasion during which we aim to provide a platform for some of the world's real tennis legends to showcase their talents.
Early tennis was called 'Real Tennis' from the name `Royal Tennis', and was made popular by royalty, becoming fashionable in England in the 15th century.
I have found that the players working in the gym get bored much more quickly than those on a real tennis court.
Sophie - who goes skiing, snowboarding, shooting, carriage-driving, windsurfing, swimming, sailing as well as playing real tennis and golf - has suffered a string of sports-related accidents.
Real tennis thrived in Scotland in medieval times and Mary Queen of Scots was a keen player.
The club's founders were a Birmingham solicitor named Harry Gem and a Spanish businessman, Augurio Perera, real tennis players who had been experimenting to devise an open-air adaptation of the game.
this project involves the refurbishment and restoration of the existing north and part of the east wing of the nch building and the real tennis building.
Real tennis has been played at the Grade II listed Jesmond Dene Real Tennis Club since 1894, producing four UK champions in the sport in the last decade alone.