Tennis

Definition of Tennis

Ten´nis
n.1.A play in which a ball is driven to and fro, or kept in motion by striking it with a racket or with the open hand.
His easy bow, his good stories, his style of dancing and playing tennis, . . . were familiar to all London.
- Macaulay.
Court tennis
the old game of tennis as played within walled courts of peculiar construction; - distinguished from lawn tennis.
Lawn tennis
See under Lawn, n.
Tennis court
a place or court for playing the game of tennis.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To drive backward and forward, as a ball in playing tennis.

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ace, advantage, break, break of serve, court game, court tennis, cut, double fault, doubles, drive, exchange, fault, footfault, forehand, forehand drive, forehand shot, forehand stroke, lawn tennis, match point, professional tennis, rally, real tennis, return, royal tennis, serve, service, service break, set point, singles, undercut
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