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court tennis

a variety of tennis played indoors on a specially constructed court having high cement walls off which the ball may be played, points being made chiefly by stroking the ball into any of three openings in the walls of the court.
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Origin of court tennis
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Polo and court tennis also have their headquarters at Newport.

    The Land of Contrasts James Fullarton Muirhead
  • While somewhat similar to lawn tennis, the rules of court tennis are extremely complicated.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

    Claude H. Miller
  • In the same building are two squash courts, a racquet court, a court tennis court, and a bowling alley.

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • The rackets used in court tennis have long handles and a large face.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

    Claude H. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for court tennis

court tennis

the US term for real tennis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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