Hatfield House Real Tennis
Hatfield House Real Tennis offers you the chance to play the oldest racket sport, which is the predecessor of the modern games of lawn tennis and squash. Real Tennis is now growing with the renovation of old courts and the construction of new courts.
The key attraction of Real Tennis is in its strategy, rather like playing chess, where the thoughtful move will beat power and the ability to keep service is paramount.
The game has a very effective handicapping system, which makes it suitable for players of all ages and abilities to compete with each other. Real Tennis rackets still have wooden frames with the handle off-centre. The balls are solid, heavier and harder than in lawn tennis; they bounce less and are all hand made by the Professionals.
You can easily book the club’s court for your own play. And the pros are on hand to help you find a partner, should you require one.
Take advantage of an Introduction Lesson Packs, subsidised by the club for beginners looking to take up the game. The pros are available to teach all ages on a one-two-one basis. Also group coaching is on offer for schools and adults.
If you fancy a challenge then Hatfield House Real Tennis offers you the chance to compete against one of the club’s pros. Club members are also active in a range of local and national competitions.
While you don’t need to be a member to take coaching, membership offers many benefits and is open to all. 6 different types of membership are available. You do have to pay court fees, however these are reasonable.
There is a small pro shop which sells rackets, balls and club branded clothing. As well as offering a restringing and re-griping services.