Radley College real tennis court
Radley College real tennis court
The court where the current Dutch RTA Championships are held

Welcome to the Dutch RTA's new and improved website. This site deals with The Royal Game of Tennis, the forerunner of our present game of tennis, especially the game of Pallacorda as it was played at the Italian Renaissance Courts (between c.1470-1700). A new feature of the site is an overview of courts, past and present, spread over different countries in Europe.


Bracelli's Tennis Players
Bracelli's Tennis Players

A rare masterwork of tennis playing figures that anticipated surrealism. It dates from 1624. More

Nausicaa
Nausicaa

Nausicaa, the first tennis player. More


Tennis Playing Cardinals?
Tennis Playing Cardinals?

Trying to establish the true meaning of an engraving of 1647 with two tennis players is like solving a jigsaw puzzle. They may well be two cardinals playing the game. More

Whitehall Palace Court
Whitehall Palace Court
© Alan Gilliland

The Court, the Game and the Rules of Real tennis. More


Royal Tennis Folder
Nederlandse Real Tennis Bond