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Vanity Fair article on Tennis

Oct 09, 2009
Article accompanies release of new documentary in USA

Bailey Pryor of Telemark Films has made a film about tennis entitled ' Origins of the Game', which will be screened on the Tennis Channel� in the USA next week.�Because it traces the origins of the modern game of lawn tennis right back to Roman times, it spends quite a long time looking at how real tennis developed, and�how�lawn tennis evolved from it.�Bailey constructed a mediaeval 'jeu de paume' court in a film studio, which some of our American friends are playing on before it gets taken down. Haven Pell of Washington has kindly procured a copy of the film, which we have on DVD�in the T&RA Office, and�I will ask Bailey�how we can distribute the DVD within the UK.

Meantime, Vanity Fair US edition has profiled the film, click on the link below. Keen readers of this site will recall that Vanity Fair profiled rackets in New York in May 2009, see second link below. Both of these articles were initiated by James Zug, who is also President of the American Jesters

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