Originating in Barbados, in the 1930s, Road Tennis is played on the back streets and roads with less traffic.
It is a sport open to all, requiring no sport attire, bare feet are fine. The nominal equipment: an 8 inch net, a tennis ball (bald is fine) and wooden paddles. With its fast, close volleys, it looks like table tennis outdoors ... without a table. The Court is the road, internationally it is played on tarmac on a 21ft by 10ft court.
Watch Andy Murray try out road tennis....
Road Tennis is catching on internationally as an exciting spectator sport requiring skill and available to all. A version made popular in the western US by tennis enthusiasts, is ideal for schools, camps and parks, where "4 courts are easily set up on a tennis court, utilizing the tennis court lines. 16 people can play on a single tennis court! All equipment fits into one duffle".