More good news!
Academy Development Squad member, Florent Brethon, was playing in the Raquette d ’Argent de France (for those with handicaps in the range of 20-30), played today in Bordeaux. Having won the Raquette Bronze (H30-40) last year, being his first tournament, Florent did fantastically well to win the Raquette d ‘Argent on 28 November 2021, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. Huge congratulations to him on his win and continuing progress in the game.


Toutes nos felicitations Florent!

Please see Match Reports to see the latest Dedanists' v MURTC 20th November 2021

Date for your Diary!

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***British Academy Team v MCC at Lords***

26th September 2021

Spectators are most welcome!

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British Academy off to a flying start
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After the disappointment of the unavoidable cancellation of all our matches for the 2020/2021 season let us hope that the outlook for 2021/2022 will see us all back on court, which many of us have already done so and we will hope that it continues without further restrictions. In my recent circulation to the full Dedanists' Society membership of the 2021/2022 Fixtures, I advised you all of one or two agreed decisions passed at the recent AGM relating to, inter alia, an increase in annual subscriptions and match fees collected for good causes and specifically junior real tennis, which is the Society's main raison d’être, and how successful that has been and continues to be so.

I would like to reiterate one point I made in my circulation email to you all and that is that if you would like to play in any of the matches do make direct contact with the relevant Match Manager as per the listing attached to the Fixtures list. Incidentally, there are a couple of gaps in the dates on the Fixtures list for the Trois Tripots Tournament &  the match against Queen’s. I will advise you all once these dates are agreed.

Here’s to an enjoyable new season of Real Tennis and we all look forward to visiting the many welcoming clubs who will host our matches.

Guy Egerton-Smith
The Dedanists’ Society Fixtures Secretary

The Dedanists' Society Fixtures 2021/2022

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Congratulations Lea!


The Dedanist Society is delighted to congratulate Lea Van Der Zwalmen on being awarded Distinction in her Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium’s largest university.


Lea continues to be part of the Real Tennis National Academy run by The Dedanist Society which she has been in since 2018/19 as well as being the Ladies Real Tennis world number two since June 2018.

She is also the Ladies Rackets World Champion and her ambition is to be the first ever person to be the singles World Champion in both Rackets and Real Tennis in the same season.


Lea is currently working in France, near the new court in Bordeaux, and we all hope it will not be long before competitive Tennis and Rackets resume and Lea can seek to fulfil her ambition.


New Washington Tennis Court

Our friends in Washington DC are well advanced with their plans for a new court at the Westwood Country Club a few miles from the current Prince's Court where the lease expires shortly. 


This is an exciting new initiative which we are delighted to encourage  but there is still a shortfall in the necessary funding . They would welcome any contributions, so have a look at the details by clicking the link to the T&RA website below which also has all the information about how to donate.  


We know that all contributions, however small, would be gratefully received. 


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The Dedanists Society invests in the UK's top juniors

Rob Fahey travelled down to Seacourt to give intensive Academy coaching to 3 of the countries brightest prospects. Will Flynn, Max Trueman & James Medlow are all currently ranked in the top 4 under 18’s in the world. The 3 juniors who all play at Seacourt still have lots to learn as they spent a total of 4 hours on court with the World Champion 2 days in a row.

The programme is structured such that, once a month, on consecutive days, the players receive 8 hours of intense on-court coaching from Rob.  Andrew Lyons is there throughout as part of the coaching team, helping on the day and implementing the coaching during the rest of the month when Rob is away.

These one on one sessions with talented junior players were sponsored by the Society and will stand them in good stead as they head off to the Junior World Championships in Tuxedo this July.