We would like to thank Simon and the other players at Falkland who greeted us at the court and made a generous dontion to the MS Society - we hope to see you again soon!
Sunday, 13 September 2009
One down 22 to go
We arrived at the Falkland Palace court in good time - the oldest functioning tennis court in the world and the only open air Real Tennis court too! - situated on a National Trust property. This al fresco quirk of the court is a real charm and great for those wanting to push their Giraffe serves to the max - the sky is literally the limit... it does however casue some problems: mishit shots can lead to balls landing in the pond of the palace gardens... More quirks of the court include the absence of a tambour and penthouse and instead an Ais - a five ft by one ft upright pank of wood in the servers corner - and four Lunes open windows at the usual penthouse end: points are scored when shots hit or go through either of these,,,