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Oxford University Real Tennis: Merton

The Real Tennis Court is situated in Merton Street, Oxford. Open to the public; coaching and equipment available for beginners; sports shop. Real Tennis is the king of all racquet sports, a game where subtlety and thought are more prized than power and fitness. It…

The Real Tennis Court is situated in Merton Street, Oxford. Open to the public; coaching and equipment available for beginners; sports shop. Real Tennis is the king of all racquet sports, a game where subtlety and thought are more prized than power and fitness. It is played in an asymmetrical court which contains many unusual features, sloping roofs, openings (galleries) in the walls and a main wall which has a kink in it (tambour) so the ball on hitting the sloping face moves across the court instead of continuing down the line of the main wall. It has the classic elements of warfare where a failed attack is punished by a counter-attack. 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.

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Disabled Access
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Who to contact

Telephone
01865 244212
E-mail
real-tennis.club@studentclubs.ox.ac.uk
Website
http://www.outc.org.uk

Where to go

Address
Oxford University Tennis Club
Merton College, Merton Street
OXFORD
Postcode
OX1 4JD

Time / Date Details

When is it on
8 till 10.30
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
From 0 To 120

Last checked on 23/05/2016

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