- The IRTPA
- About Real Tennis
- World Championships
- National League
Real Tennis should not be confused with Lawn Tennis. It is a different game altogether.
It is played indoors, the balls are hand made and solid like a cricket ball, the rackets are wooden with a very small sweet spot, you have to be athletic, dextrous, cerebral and super fit. Play is continuous, there is no sitting down to get your breath back on changing ends, it could almost be considered an extreme sport.
Below is a short video of the 2014 World Championships which shows the game at the highest level. The World Championship Challenge is played over the best of 13 sets
Interested in trying this sport? The four countries which currently have courts are
Australia, England, France and the United States. Contact the IRTPA and you will be pointed in the right direction. A word of warning though, this game becomes addictive.