Road Tennis is a racket and ball sport derived from lawn tennis, that is played on a smaller court with paddles and a low wooden net. The sport was developed in Barbados in the 1930s, where it continues to be popular.
Road tennis is more like table tennis than lawn tennis. Most games are played on the road, but officially a court should be 20 x 10 feet (6 x 3 meters), with the court marked out using chalk or tape. The net is a piece of plywood eight inches (20 centimeters) high. The bats are similar to those used in table tennis, but without the rubber. The balls are tennis balls with the furry layer removed.
The scoring is like in table tennis, the first player to score 21 points wins, with each taking five serves in turn.
- Tennis (Lawn) — players use a racket to hit a ball over a net
- Paddle Tennis — a variation of tennis on a smaller court, lower net, using a solid paddle and ball.
- Table Tennis — a racket sport played with small paddles and a lightweight ball on a rectangular table with a net in the middle.
- Platform Tennis — a variation of tennis with modified equipment on a much smaller court surrounded on all sides by a fence.