We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Hmm. I knew that "Court Tennis" was around in Shakespeare's day because in Henry V the newly crowned king receives an insult from the French in the form of a brand new set of tennis balls - making note of his youth, inexperience, and reputation for being a frivolous, sport-loving playboy.
I always figured that was an anachronism inserted by Shakespeare for the sake of a good story, but according to the Wiki* entry for "Real Tennis" aka "Court Tennis", Royal interest in England began with Henry V (reigned 1413–22). . . . It also notes that Henry VIII was an avid player.
So my historical English tennis time window just got expanded by about 150 years.
*Yeah I know Wiki. But the article cites "The Encyclopedia of Tennis" for this. If it's from an encyclopedia, it must be true!!