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  Oath - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Oath, sworn statement, affirmation, or pledge, usually based upon religious principles and often used in legal matters.
Tennis Court Oath, point at which the Third Estate of the French Estates-General asserted their sovereignty as the elected representatives of the...
An oath (from Anglo-Saxon āð) is either a promise or a statement of fact calling upon something or someone that the oath maker considers sacred, usually a god, as a witness to...
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 NASA-Goddard Tennis Club
The Goddard Tennis Club (GTC) is built and maintained by its members, who work at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. The Goddard Tennis Club is one of the many social clubs sponsored by the Goddard Employees Welfare Association (GEWA).
SportFit tennis bubble in Bowie MD. Sportfit is a group of commercial facilities (tennis, racketball, etc.) scattered around the eastern suburbs of Washington DC.
Severn Valley Tennis and Fitness Club, in Gambrills MD is reported to have 4 indoor hard courts, and 3 HarTru clay courts that are covered by a tennis bubble during the winter.
rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov /tennisclub   (1304 words)

  
  The US Court Tennis Preservation Foundation
Throughout their history, tennis courts have never been precisely standardized with respect to court dimensions, though of necessity, many architectural elements are common to all courts.
Today, a court tennis court is about one and a half times the length of a regular lawn tennis court and roughly the width of a doubles tennis court.
Tennis in the U.S. There are ten functioning court tennis courts in the U.S., most built by wealthy and socially prominent patrons - Lorillard, Whitney, and Gould.
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 HickokSports.com - History - Court Tennis
Court tennis is the ancestor, not only of lawn tennis and most other racket sports, but also of court handball games.
Ironically, after the Revolution succeeded, court tennis was one of the first institutions to be eliminated because it was a symbol of aristocracy.
Court tennis didn't arrive in the United States until 1876, when Hollis Hunnewell and Nathaniel Thayer of Boston returned from studying at Oxford with an English professional, Ted Hunt, and his 12-year-old apprentice, Tom Pettitt.
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 The Tennis Court Oath | Best Rackets
The Tennis Court Oath (French: serment du jeu de paume) was a pledge signed by 576 members out of 577 of France's Third Estate and a few members of the...
The Tennis Court Oath was a result of the growing discontent of the Third Estate in France in the face of King Louis XVI's desire to hold onto the country's...
Tennis Court Oath: (June 20, 1789), dramatic act of defiance by representatives of the nonprivileged classes of the French nation (the Third Estate) during...
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 Tennis Court Oath: 1789
The Tennis Court Oath was a result of the growing discontent of the Third Estate in France in the face of King Louis XVI's desire to hold on to the country's history of absolute government.
The proposed oath was to read that they would remain assembled until a constitution had been written, meeting wherever it was required and resisting pressures form the outside to disband.
The Tennis Court Oath was an assertion that sovereignty of the people did not reside in the King, but in the people themselves and their representatives.
www.thenagain.info /WebChron/WestEurope/TennisCourt.html   (423 words)

  
  Real tennis at AllExperts
The term real tennis is often thought to be a corruption of this last name and related to the game's connection with royalty during its heyday in England and France in the 16th and 17th centuries.
He played the game at Hampton Court, and indeed his 2nd wife Anne Boleyn was watching a game of tennis at Hampton Court when she was arrested, whilst it is claimed that Henry was playing tennis when news was brought to him of her execution.
The Irish Real Tennis Association is currently involved in a legal battle with University College Dublin to restore one of the few two surviving real tennis courts in the Republic of Ireland, which has been used by the college as a gymnasium and more recently a laboratory, since 1939.
en.allexperts.com /e/r/re/real_tennis.htm   (1796 words)

  
 Tennis Court Oath Information
The Tennis Court Oath (French: serment du jeu de paume) was a pledge signed by 577 members of France's Third Estate (who as of June 17 1789 called themselves the National Assembly) during the Estates-General of June 20, 1789 in Versailles.
Immediately fearing the worst and anxious that a royal coup was imminent, the deputies congregated in a nearby indoor tennis court where they took a solemn collective oath 'never to separate, and to meet wherever circumstances demand, until the constitution of the kingdom is established and affirmed on solid foundations'.
The oath was both a revolutionary act, and an assertion that political authority derived from the people and their representatives rather than from the monarch himself.
www.bookrags.com /Tennis_Court_Oath   (273 words)

  
 French Revolution - Tennis Court Oath, Storming the Bastille   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On June 20, 1789, the Tennis Court Oath was taken.
Members of the Third Estate, meeting in a building that housed the royal tennis courts, swear to remain united until they are allowed to draft a new constitution.
Tennis Court Oath / Storming of the Bastille
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 Tennis Court Oath - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tennis Court Oath A dramatic incident that took place at Versailles in the first stage of the FRENCH REVOLUTION.
Tennis: Fun and games as Jankovic takes starring role ; TV has noted Jelena Jankovic as one to watch.
M relationships: I fought my prenuptial and won; Just 48 hours before Sally Kerr Dineen was due to marry her wealthy fiance, he insisted she sign away any rights to his money should they divorce.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1O48-TennisCourtOath.html   (513 words)

  
 TENNIS
Tennis is a game played indoors or outdoors by two players (singles) or four players (doubles) on a level court, which may be of grass, tarmac or manmade surfaces.
Aside from these two words, evidence for any form of tennis preceding the year 1000 is lacking, and most historians credit the first origins of the game to 11th or 12th century French monks, who began playing a crude handball against their monastery walls or over a rope strung across a courtyard.
Court Tennis, to use the American name for Tennis, indicates that Tennis is played in a specially court with walls on four sides.
www.solarnavigator.net /sport/tennis.htm   (2550 words)

  
 Oath of the Tennis Court   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Inside the tennis court, Bailly, one of the main leaders of the Third Estate, stood on a table and voiced the ideas of Mounier, another leader.
This oath, which would change Mother France forever, was known as the Tennis Court Oath.
On June 23, 1789 he reminded King Louis XVI of the oath the Third Estate had taken on the 20th and also said that the Third Estate would not leave the meeting hall till the Estates General could vote by head or were forced out by bayonets.
teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us /mmontgomery/world_history/dem_ideals/oath.htm   (477 words)

  
 Tennis Tactics | www.tenniscourtoath.net
The "all court" player must feel equally at home at the net, or in the backcourt, while serving or receiving, and in executing strokes imparting top spin, back or side spin to the ball, as well as the punch stroke without spin.
This is the sensible game to use when learning tennis, the player realizing that it is better to perfect the drives and the serve before going on with the more advanced strokes.
Now he is at home anywhere on the court and can change the pace of the game by use of different kinds of ball spins.
www.tenniscourtoath.net /tenniscourtoath17.php   (2833 words)

  
 The History of Tennis, Part 1
Jacques Louis David painted several renditions of the Tennis Court Oath which was proclaimed in the jeu de paume court at Versailles on June 20, 1789.
Walled-in courts began to appear in France in 1368, and by 1600 there were two thousand indoor and outdoor courts throughout the country.
As to the construction of tennis courts, the Valois Kings François I (1515-1547) and Henry II (1547-1559) sought to outshine all their princely rivals, commissioning the celebrated French architect Jacques Androuet du Cerceau to design beautiful courts in the gardens of many French châteaux.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/Features/History_of_Tennis.shtml   (1181 words)

  
 Real Tennis - Countries
Virtually all the courts that were laid out at palaces and noble manor houses have been destroyed in the course of time, but most countries can pride themselves on a number of tennis monuments, buildings that have retained some or most of their original structure.
This court was built in 1732, virtually on the same site as a previous tennis court that fell victim to the flames in 1702.
Another famous French tennis court that still exists is the Royal Jeu de Paume (built in 1686) at the Versailles Palace, the venue of the famous Tennis Court Oath of 1789.
www.real-tennis.nl /countries.html   (381 words)

  
 French Revolution - Tennis Court Oath, Storming the Bastille
On June 20, 1789, the Tennis Court Oath was taken.
Members of the Third Estate, meeting in a building that housed the royal tennis courts, swear to remain united until they are allowed to draft a new constitution.
Tennis Court Oath / Storming of the Bastille
mr_sedivy.tripod.com /napol2.html   (353 words)

  
 cars - Tennis Court Oath
Sketch by Jacques-Louis David of the Tennis Court Oath.
The Tennis Court Oath (serment du jeu de paume) was a pledge signed by 577 members of France's Third Estate on June 20, 1789.
The Tennis Court Oath is often considered the moment of the birth of the French Revolution.
www.carluvers.com /cars/Tennis_Court_Oath   (159 words)

  
 The Oath of the Tennis Court (June 20, 1789)
The Oath of the Tennis Court (June 20, 1789)
Decrees that all members of this assembly immediately take a solemn oath never to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the realm is established and fixed upon solid foundations; and that said oath having been sworn, all members and each one individually confirm this unwavering resolution with his signature.
All the members swear the same oath between the hands of the president.
www.historyguide.org /intellect/tennis_oath.html   (0 words)

  
 Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution . Royal Life . King's Tennis Courts | PBS
Tennis was most likely developed by 11th or 12th century French monks, who played the game as a crude form of handball against monestery walls.
Although the game's popularity had significantly dwindled during the eighteenth century, the courts were still a trademark of a well-appointed abode.
June 20, 1789, the date of the Tennis Court Oath, is considered by many to be the beginning of the French Revolution, equivalent perhaps to the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.
www.pbs.org /marieantoinette/life/tennis.html   (431 words)

  
 The Oath of the Tennis Court@Everything2.com
And so was born the Oath of the Tennis Court.
His chairoscuro take on the proceedings of the day were oft-printed, to the delight of those who took the oath, as it cast them all in a fine, upstanding light.
David did not witness the Oath itself, and he couldn't have cared less; he was raised on gloriously clean reproductions of Greek and Roman myths, so his choice to portray the Oath in much the same light is not surprising.
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 Catherine Flon - TLP
After Catherine Flon had sown the bicolore, the Generals of the Haitian Revolution at the congress "solemnly swore an oath of fealty to Liberty or Death on this flag which was to lead the slaves to victory and freedom.
This oath, which history has named the Oath of the Ancestors, is the equivalent of the one that the deputies of the Third Estate swore at Versailles June 20, 1789"
This event is often seen as the start of the French Revolution: The Tennis Court Oath; French: serment du jeu de paume.
thelouvertureproject.org /index.php?title=Catherine_Flon   (304 words)

  
 Jacques-Louis David
CAT 2:RevolutionsAnnotated Graphic Exercise:The Tennis Court Oath by Jacques-Louis David is perhaps the most prominent piece of artwork that captures the event that occurred on the 20th June 1789.
This is a somewhat vain attempt at immortalising the Tennis Court Oath, as the revolution had not finished and its subjects were not yet the heroes of the revolution.
Once visible in the preliminary sketch, Bailly, who announced the Tennis Court oath is forced to resign as mayor of Paris after ordering the Champ de Mars massacre and was later guillotined in 1793.
www.freeessays.cc /db/21/emr128.shtml   (1626 words)

  
 UPNE - The Tennis Court Oath: John Ashbery
UPNE - The Tennis Court Oath: John Ashbery
A 35th anniversary edition of classic work from a celebrated American poet who has received the Pulitzer Prize, the national Book Award, and the national Book Critics Circle Award.
John Ashbery’s second book, The Tennis Court Oaths, first published by Wesleyan in 1962, remains a touchstone of contemporary avant-garde poetry.
www.dartmouth.edu /~upne/0-8195-1013-0.html   (498 words)

  
 Oath of the Tennis Court
Inside the tennis court, Bailly, one of the main leaders of the Third Estate, stood on a table and voiced the ideas of Mounier, another leader.
This oath, which would change Mother France forever, was known as the Tennis Court Oath.
On June 23, 1789 he reminded King Louis XVI of the oath the Third Estate had taken on the 20th and also said that the Third Estate would not leave the meeting hall till the Estates General could vote by head or were forced out by bayonets.
members.fortunecity.com /kath916/oath.html   (575 words)

  
 What is The Tennis Court Oath? It May Just Be Your Next Tennis Ticket
After doing even more research (I told you I was a fan of playing good tennis) I have contacted the original copyright owners and gained permission to republish H. Driver’s complete work on this website.
Because tennis is my passion and I want to share it with as many people as possible.
Now you have no excuse for not being able to play tennis and have your friends wondering where you got your skills from.
www.tenniscourtoath.net   (624 words)

  
 On "'They Only Dream of America'"
Here, as everywhere in The Tennis Court Oath, Ashbery reminds me that the imagination is not an inward quality in search of expression but, rather, an event that occurs when perception contacts the world with the force of desire in the form of words or paint or sounds.
Thus whenever in the poem the speaker seems to be growing too fond of signs and symbols—at each point at which they seem in danger of preoccupying him—he receives a painful reminder that such fondness is inappropriate, dangerous even, insofar as it causes one to neglect the reality of the situation.
The implication of Andrews's account is that this is a state of affairs The Tennis Court Oath means to argue for, on the grounds that a language detached from reality is free to be manipulated by the user.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/a_f/ashbery/dream.htm   (2613 words)

  
 Tennis Court
World's Top Tennis Stars Practice at Burj Al Arab, Dubai1, Roger Federer, couldn’t resist the temptation to have a friendly knock about on the world’s highest tennis court, the helipad of Burj Al Arab, the world www.burj-al-arab.com/tennis/
Accurate Tennis Courts and SuppliesAccurate Tennis specializes in tennis court construction, resurfacing and sale of tennis court equipment such as tennis nets, windscreens, tennis ball machines www.accuratetennis.com/
Boing Boing: Tennis court laid out on a helipad Tennis court laid out on a helipad The Dubai Duty Free Men's Open match between Roger Federer and Andre Agassi will be conducted is being promoted via a www.boingboing.net/2005/02/23/tennis_court_laid_ou.html
www.tennis-store.co.uk /court.htm   (254 words)

  
 From Conjunctions:49, Peter Straub on John Ashbery's The Tennis Court Oath
The book was radically different from anything I had ever read: really, the ruling aesthetic radically differed from any previous conception I'd had of what poetry was or could do, which means that it had next to no contact with everything I had been taught about poetry in university English departments.
In fact, The Tennis Court Oath very consciously overturned the way I, and many other people, had been taught to read poetry and think about it.
The Tennis Court Oath, or, more accurately, what happened to me when I read The Tennis Court Oath, made it possible for me to write.
www.conjunctions.com /archives/c49-ps.htm   (1000 words)

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