A man watching videos inside the Tenniseum in Paris. A bronze sculpture of eight tennis rackets entitled «Annan, Accumulation de raquettes», at the Tenniseum. A wall of tennis racquets at the Roland Garros Tenniseum

This new, well-conceived tennis museum beside the famous clay courts of Roland Garros is the first to use high-tech exhibits to showcase the history of the sport. Wimbledon has its cups and costumes—Roland Garros has its multimedia space (with 400 hours of tennis footage dating back to 1897) and mediathèque, containing documentation from a 16th century treatise on the jeu de paume to the present day. Hundreds of tennis antiques include the first automatic ball machine produced in 1928. Behind-the-scenes guided tours are also run around the stadium, with visits to the players’ area, media centre, changing rooms and the Philippe-Chartrier court.

—published in the Time Out Paris Visitors’ Guide, Summer 2005.

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