platform tennis

noun
  1. a variation of tennis played on a wooden platform enclosed with chicken wire in which the players hit a rubber ball with wooden paddles following the same basic rules as tennis except that only one serve is permitted and balls can be played off the back and side fences.

Origin of platform tennis

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55
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