I remember learning that a member of the 2nd Estate was notably present at the Tennis Court Oath (though I realize there might have been more than one).

Does anyone know who that might have been?

Also, on a side note, is it true that the location was actually a handball court?

  • Welcome to the site. Some context would help this question a lot.
    – Tom Au
    May 1, 2013 at 22:43
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    The Tennis Court was an indoor tennis court, and thus most likely played with rules for Royal Tennis, a variant different from the lawn tennis we are familiar with today. From David's sketch, it certainly looks as though hand ball could have been played there. May 7, 2013 at 4:59
  • Update: While studying for AP Euro I realized which member of the 2nd Estate I was talking about in this question: Count Mirabeau. While it's possible that Lafayette was there as well, Mirabeau is the noble whom I learned was notably present at the Tennis Court Oath.
    – Rasputin
    May 18, 2013 at 17:06

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One noble present at the Tennis Court Oath was the Marquis de Lafayette. He had been schooled in the American Revolution, and was about to embark on the French Revolution.


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