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TENNIS ( TENEZ). Claire Chiu Dorothy Lay Venus Tsoi Mandy Wong. BACKGROUND. originated in France in the 12 th century Royal Tennis: Played indoors where the ball could hit off the wall the ball was then struck with palm of hands Jeu de Paume (game of the palm)

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TENNIS (TENEZ)

Claire Chiu

Dorothy Lay

Venus Tsoi

Mandy Wong


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BACKGROUND

  • originated in France in the 12th century

  • Royal Tennis: Played indoors where the ball could hit off the wall

    • the ball was then struck with palm of hands

    • Jeu de Paume (game of the palm)

  • “ Raquette ” came into use in the 16th century

  • 1870s, people started playing the game outdoors (standardized in UK)


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DEATHS OF TWO KINGS

Louis X died of a chill immediately after playing an energetic game of jeu de paume at Château de Vincennes.

Charles VIII died after striking his head on a horizontal piece of wood over the door which led to his tennis court.


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ROLAND GARROS (FRENCH OPEN)

  • Premier terre battue (clay court) tennis tournament in the world

  • Since 1981

  • Late May and early June

  • Stade Roland Garros, Paris

  • Reigning current champions: Rafael Nadal and Francesca Schiavone


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TENNIS IN FRENCH

  • "à deux“ = Deuce

  • “tenez” = Tennis

  • “l’oeuf” = Love


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RÉSUMÉ

  • Le Jeu de Paume = Game of the palm

  • La raquette = Racket

  • La terre battue = Clay court

  • à deux = Deuce

  • tenez = Tennis

  • L’oeuf = Love


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