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The Tennis Court Oath was important because it was the first step in the Third Estate of France forming an organized protest of the French government in the lead-up to the French Revolution. After arguments with the Firs... More »

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On an indoor tennis court in France on June 20, 1789, members of the Estates-General took a vow not to disband until a new constitution was put into place for France. The group, known as the Third Estate, the lower echel... More »

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A tennis court is 71 feet long and 36 feet wide. The inner lines used to mark the boundaries in a singles match are 27 feet wide. More »

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