Army Archery Association

Army Tennis & Rackets Association

Army Tennis and Rackets Association (AT&RA)

The Army Tennis and Rackets Association compete in two sports, Real Tennis and Rackets, and welcomes both new and experienced players.

Real Tennis

Real tennis is the sport from which lawn tennis is descended. The court is indoor, larger than a lawn tennis court, and has walls and sloping roofs that form part of the playing area. The ball looks like a lawn tennis ball, but is substantially heavier and harder, and the game is played using highly-strung wooden rackets. It is a sport where tactical ability plays as strong a part as physical strength and where accurate positioning of the ball in the court is key to success.

Rackets

Rackets is an indoor sport similar to squash, but played on a larger court with a hard ball and highly-strung wooden rackets. It is an extremely fast game that requires high levels of hand-eye coordination, and is played as both singles and doubles. RMAS has one of fewer than 30 courts remaining in the UK.

Matches and Championships

The AT&RA compete throughout the south of England, primarily against civilian clubs. The highlight of the season is the Combined Services Championships with real tennis and rackets played over three days at The Queen’s Club in London. There is also an annual Combined Services real tennis match against the MCC played at Lord’s.

Fixtures 2016 – 2017

Secretary – 2Lt A Kula-Przezwanski Mil 94342 2121
Email: ADAM.KULA-PRZEZWANSKI100@mod.uk

Real Tennis

MONTH

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

Oct

1-8

Brigands Peripatetic Tournament

Hardwick House

 

2

Army v Canford

Canford

Jan-17

8

Army v Jesters 

Hardwick House

 

15

Army v  T &RA

Queen's

 

25-27

UKAF Championships

Queen's

Feb

18

Army v Holyport

Holyport

Mar

18

Army v Hardwick

Hardwick House

Apr

1

Army v Petworth

Petworth

May

14

UKAF v MCC

Hardwick House

 

20

Army v Seacourt

Seacourt

 

21

Army v Radley

Radley

Jun

TBC

UKAF v MCC

Lords

 

TBC

Army v Wellington

Wellington

 

TBC

Army v Bristol & Bath

Bristol & Bath

Rackets

 

 

 

Jan-17

15

Army v T &RA

Queen's

 

25-27

UKAF Championships

Queen's

May

7

Army v Seacourt

Seacourt

 

TBC

Sandhurst Cup

RMAS

 

TBC

Army v Wellington

Wellington

Tours

In 2011 the AT&RA toured the east coast of the USA, playing in New York, Boston, Newport Rhode Island, Washington DC and Tuxedo Park. Planning is underway for tours to Paris in spring 2014, and the USA in spring 2015.

Contacts

If you are interested in trying either Real Tennis or Rackets, please contact:

Capt Mark Thornton AAC

Email: mark.thornton525@mod.uk

 

Contact

 2Lt AC Kula-Przezwanski (KRH)

Mobile: 07745 775256

E:  ADAM.KULA-PRZEZWANSKI100@mod.uk

 


AT&RA Committee

President: Brig P Tennant (Late AAC)

Chairman: Lt Col AFR James MBE GREN GDS

Secretary:  2Lt AC Kula-Przezwanski (KRH)

Treasurer: Capt O Snell AAC



Real Tennis

Real Tennis

Real tennis videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVrR4ADLmF0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=003bftTsVZQ
http://www.youtube.com/wtch?v=wYvbHCMBxuU

Rackets

Rackets

Rackets videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UclWEKKXpd4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kMSSYvrJmE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it3cdyGVqP4

Contact Site

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