lawn tennis

Origin of lawn tennis

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for lawn tennis

Historical Examples of lawn tennis

  • "Lawn-tennis racket," suggested Kate, who knew country ways.

    Daybreak

    Florence A. Sitwell

  • What more do the girls want than a good home and plenty of lawn-tennis?

  • To be sure there is lawn-tennis, but that's only for summer.

    Phoebe, Junior

    Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant

  • Shall we join the world at lawn-tennis, or will you come in with me and have a cup of tea?

    Miss Hildreth, Volume 1 of 3

    Augusta de Grasse Stevens

  • The Volley has ever been a subject of controversy in lawn-tennis annals.


British Dictionary definitions for lawn tennis

lawn tennis

noun
  1. tennis played on a grass court
  2. the formal name for tennis
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