Heatham House October Half Term: Road Tennis

October 27, 2020 10:30-14:00 GMT

Ages 9 – 19

Road tennis is a variation of tennis invented in Barbados. It was created in the 1930s by those who could not afford lawn tennis. Played on a smaller hard court with a bat, bald tennis ball and low hard net – a little bit like a cross between table-tennis and tennis.

Though mainly concentrated in the island nation of Barbados, it has been introduced to the California and the Caribbean region. It is played in schools around the island. Most road tennis courts are located on the roads, where locals play the game.