Took myself off for my first lesson in Real Tennis today under the guidance of Kees Ludekens the senior coach at Cambridge University Real Tennis Club, yep a bit of a mouthful and rather offputting as you don’t have to belong to the university at all to join.
Really enjoyable especially under Kees eagle eye, spotting all my mistakes (Using the racquet like in badminton – just doesn’t work!). Things I have to remember is to imagine a camera in the racquets handle looking at the oncoming ball, serving slower and serving sideways on – plus all the names of the parts of the court!
I notice in the Wikipedia article that there is a court in Australia at Ballarat where my friend, from infant school, Stan Jeffery lives. Will have to convince him to take it up.
My next session is Wednesday 26th April at 12.30 if anyone fancies joining me for group instruction under Kees.