Dutch Real Tennis Association

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We had visitors this weekend, when the Dutch came over to play. Huub and Kim who had not visited the club before arrived Thursday to play members from JDRTC with Lucie and Theo arriving Friday for more real tennis. Matches started on Saturday with the Dutch of to a flying start finishing the day…

Brodie Cup

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Brodie Cup is the national knock-out team competition for players with handicaps over 30. After early exits in both 2016 and 2017 away at Prested Hall, this year we were drawn a preliminary round match at the idyllic Hardwick House on the banks of the River Thames. Despite losing the first two rubbers,…

D of E Tennis Challenge with the Earl of Wessex

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Newcastle’s Jesmond Dene Real Tennis Club is the only venue between Manchester and the Scottish Border where this ancient form of tennis can be played, and last October, the members of this unique sporting facility played host to a very special visitor… Though real tennis was invented by medieval Basque peasants, the game has been…