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A match between
Lord Aberdare
(Gold racquet winner) and R. Aird
(Silver racquet winner)
A commentary during play by Aidan Crawley from the Royal Tennis Court,
Hampton Court Palace
This very old game-ancestor of lawn tennis-is mentioned in Shakespeare. It is played on an indoor court, cunningly devised, and is a most complicated game. The court at Hampton Court Palace has served as a model for the very few courts existing in this country.
Lord Aberdare was for many years
Gold Racquet winner, the highest honour a player can obtain ; R. Aird was for two years Silver Racquet winner, a privilege which gives the holder the right to challenge the winner of the Gold Racquet. Aidan Crawley , who is to give the commentary, is a frequent tennis player himself, and has given commentaries on racquets, as many listeners may remember. It should be interesting to listeners to get an insight into this ancient game, which has been played at Hampton Court Palace for over three hundred years. A picture of a court will be found on page 58.


Unknown: R. Aird
Play By: Aidan Crawley
Unknown: R. Aird
Unknown: Aidan Crawley

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