Jeu de Paume

Jeu de Paume

"What's this?" you ask. Jeu de Paume is the precursor to indoor tennis. It was originally played without rackets hence its direct translation as Palm Game (similar to the sport Fives which is played in most British public schools). It was fairly similar to volleyball too. Rackets were eventually introduced to the sport which then featured in the 1908 Olympics. The event was won by Jay Gould II from the United States".

Not to be confused with Jus de Pomme, a 1996 Olympics stallion and French for apple juice.

Film: The Passing Years