JEU DE PAUMEIt means “palm game” in French. It originatedin the 12thcentury in France. Its the precursorof tennis, and it was played indoors. This sportwas played without racquets, but they wereeventually introduced.At first, jeu de paume was only played bymonks.
LAWN TENNISThe modern sport is tied to two separate inventions.· Between 1859 and1865, in Birmingham,Major Harry Gem andhis friend AugurioPerera mixed rulesand equipment ofdifferent sports.· In 1873, Major WalterClopton Wingfielddesigned and patented asimilar game—which hecalled Sphairistikè.
ABOUT THE SPORTIt’s one of the mostpopular sports and itbasically consists in hittingthe ball over the net tothe appropriate box.DoublesSingles1 game –> 15, 30, 406 games --> set