This year’s U.S. Open kicked off Aug. 29, 2016, inspiring Coldwell Banker to search out tennis properties that pay homage to the historic game that once went by the name jeu de paume (“game of the palm”). Tennis and its origins can be traced all the way back to France in the 12th century. Rackets were introduced in the mid-16th century, after it became popular with King Henry VIII who played the game in his very own Hampton Court. Thus, the nickname for tennis was born: “The sport of kings.” If homeowners could be considered kings of their castle, where would they most likely want to engage in ball-and-racket play? Check out this indoor court (below) with neo-classical ballroom viewing built to U.S. Open standards.
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