TENNIS (TENEZ) Claire Chiu Dorothy Lay Venus Tsoi Mandy Wong
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)
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.
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
TENNIS IN FRENCH • "à deux“ = Deuce • “tenez” = Tennis • “l’oeuf” = Love
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