The ancient and arcane sport of Royal Tennis-the oldest racquet sport in the world was originally conceived in the mid 1400's. Hobart's court dates back to the mid 1800s. Originally a handball game played in the steets Real,or Royal Tennis became a favoured sport of monks and kings. Henry VIII is said to have been playing a game while his ill starred wife and Queen- Anne Boleyn was gruesomly executed. Perhaps she should have taken up the game!