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noun

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.Compare penthouse (def. 7), tambour (def. 7), winning opening.

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Origin of court tennis

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for court tennis

court tennis

noun

the US term for real tennis
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