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Welcome to Worthians Real Tennis Club

Worthians, Tom Carew Hunt StB’02, Paul Cattermull StB’73 and Hugh Bett B’73, are sharing the responsibility in representing Worth Society at Real Tennis – but are very keen for more Worthians to join them!

For those new to the game Real Tennis is a sport that was first enjoyed in the cloisters of a 12th Century monastery – so it should chime well with Worthians. Many people are surprised to hear how many Real Tennis courts there are in the UK, numbering at least 23 Clubs. There are many more globally, with the ‘Grand Slam Nations’ maintaining the most active clubs – France (4), USA (7), and Australia (5) – and a court now open in Morocco. Cambridge University Real Tennis Club have created an interesting map that also shows many disused Real Tennis courts, some enjoying another lease of life as Sports Halls, theatres and even Oxford College Chapels!

The Worthian Squad have enjoyed some notable successes. Tom and Paul partnered one another to victory in the Henry Leaf Cup Handicap Division of the 2013 Schools Alumni tournament and, in doing so, Worth School became the first engraved name on the tournament’s silverware! In January 2018 Paul and Tom reached the Final of the School’s Alumni Real Tennis Competition Handicap and beat Eton, Rugby, Clifton, Marlborough & Highgate in a field of over 20 public schools, but were eventually beaten by Kings Canterbury.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Real Tennis, then please do explore the links below or email Tom Carew Hunt  who will be happy to help you get on court.

Links to Explore:

A list of Real Tennis Courts in United Kingdom with details of how to contact Professionals can be found @  http://www.tennisandrackets.com/real-tennis-clubs.aspx

A comprehensive guide to the sport and all its idiosyncrasies can be found at Real Tennis Wiki @  http://realtennis.wikia.com/wiki/Real_Tennis

At Real Tennis TV you will find many excellent quality videos and live streaming from the Real Tennis circuit @  http://www.realtennis.tv/