Jeu de Paume at the Olympics
Jeu de Paume (which literally means "game of the palm") was played only once as an official sport at the Olympic level, in 1908. The competition was held at the Queen's Club in West Kensington, London. Jeu de paume is also called 'real tennis' or 'court tennis'. What we now call tennis or lawn tennis (which was also a demonstration sport and now an official Olympic medal sport) is derived from this older version of the game.
- Jay Gould (United States)
- Eustace Miles (Great Britain)
- Neville Lytton (Great Britain)
- The competition was won by American Jay Gould II, the grandson of the railroad magnate Jay Gould.
Related Demonstration Sports
- 1900: the outdoor variation of jeu de paume called longue paume was a demonstration sport in 1900.
- 1924: there was a demonstration of jeu de paume at the Olympic Games in 1924.
- Longue Paume as an Olympic demonstration sport
- Tennis at the Olympics
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