GB Wins 1812 Real Tennis Tournament
The British team took home the trophy in this year's 1812 Real Tennis Tournament, based on the War of 1812.
Hot on the heels of winning both the men's and ladies' Bathurst Cups, Great Britain has once again taken home top honours in a Real Tennis tournament, this time the exciting 1812 event, based on the real-life War of 1812.
As history buffs know, the War of 1812 (18 June 1812 – 17 February 1815) was fought by the United States of America and its indigenous allies against the United Kingdom and its allies in British North America, with limited participation by Spain in Florida. It began when the US declared war on 18 June 1812 and, although peace terms were agreed upon in the December 1814 Treaty of Ghent, did not officially end until the peace treaty was ratified by Congress on 17 February 1815.
The war continues on the Real Tennis court -- although in a rather more friendly atmosphere! Congratulations team GB.