Real Tennis sisters

Jan 27, 2015, 09:44 AM

(borrowed from Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4)

Two Essex sisters are beating the top male players at the ancient game of real tennis. Now one has been invited to play in the US Open next month.

Real tennis is the game famously played by Henry VIII and his court using heavy wooden racquets on an indoor court.

Claire Fahey is the first women to ever compete (and win a match) in the male dominated British Open and next month is the first woman ever to compete in the US open. Her older sister Sarah Vigrass is also top of the female game here as well as playing doubles with her sister.