The game is played with racquets made of wood, of reasonable dimensions
(not those over-sized snow shoes favoured by lawn tennis players), and with
hand-made balls re-covered every week with new cloth. The ball can be given
spin either by the player or by contact with the wall and the action of
this spin can be even more deadly than Shane Warne. Reading the spin is an
important part of the game; initially one is totally bewildered by the spin
but soon one begins to judge where the ball will move after contact.
|History of the game
|Real tennis has a long history. It was a
favourite of many kings in the past, but is now enjoyed by people from
all walks of life.
|Rules of the game
|The rules of real tennis are more complex than
those of lawn tennis. This makes for a more interesting game.