- 20 Years
Do you fancy the opportunity to network with your fellow members whilst trying something new?
This 'social September' we are giving Forum members the opportunity to compete against each other in a game of real tennis. Sometimes called the ‘sport of kings’, real tennis is the original racquet sport from which the modern game of lawn tennis is derived (think Wimbledon) ….but the two should not be confused, it is a different game altogether.
To start with it’s played indoors, the balls are handmade and solid like a cricket ball, the rackets are wooden with a very small sweet spot. Play is continuous, there is definitely no sitting down to get your breath back or changing ends.
This summer we will be taking to the court of Jesmond Dene Real Tennis Club, one of only 27 Real Tennis courts left in the UK to try something completely new!
Don’t worry if you have never played real or lawn tennis, professional real tennis player and British under 24s champion Zak Eadle will be on hand to show you the ropes and the rules.