Navigate left to learn some weird and wonderful facts about Tennis and jeux de paume:
The World Champion who played a challenge match while wearing rollerskates.
The Paumier who, on being invited to play in England, gave his terms as “Fees and expenses – plus two wenches a day”
How the Charge of The Light Brigade was LTCC’s loss – but The Royal Tennis Court’s gain.
Tennis and the Latin Temperament: ‘losing a ball’ could be a serious hazard when playing Caravaggio!
‘This game will be the death of me….” the numerous Monarchs who met an untimely end while at play.
‘Coiffure en raquette’ – Catherine de’ Medici’s tennis-inspired hairstyle.
Jeu de Paume’s close connection with English and Continental theatre.
What a Racket: how Knights returned from the Crusades and extended our vocabulary
How a gift of tennis balls led to the death of 10,000 Frenchmen.
The court at the house which inspired Kenneth Grahame’s ‘Toad Hall’
Talking balls: the Egyptian City of Tennis.
Stay at a hotel based in a Parisian Tennis court.
How Jeu de Paume changed Europe’s social and political landscape.
Tennis and Science: how Galileo and Newton used Tennis to enhance our understanding of the World