a game played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs of players equipped with rackets, in which a ball is driven back and forth over a low net that divides the court in half.
- Compare lawn tennis.
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How to use tennis in a sentence
Widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players ever, Williams’s only remaining snag is the Grand Slam record of a troublesome Margaret Court, who played in an era with weaker competition.How Serena Williams Could Finally Break The Grand Slam Record | Amy Lundy | February 10, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
I was always playing tennis, and that was my path before it was interrupted.
I had a conversation with Andre Agassi a few years ago where he said that he actually never really liked tennis, and I was surprised to hear that.Danica Patrick on Why She Never Loved Racing and Her Post-Track Career | Joshua Eferighe | January 30, 2021 | Ozy
So they nap wherever they can — on concrete, indoor tennis courts or on carpeted floors.National Guard members allowed back at Capitol after they were banished to a parking garage | Alex Horton | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Although tennis officials have requested that players who repeatedly test negative over their first days in the country be treated leniently, government officials have refused.Australian Open players in quarantine accused of feeding mice in their hotel rooms | Cindy Boren | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
According to police, Kory then attacked the victim with an aluminum tennis racket.Meet Your New ‘Hot Mugshot Guy’: Sean Kory, Fox News’ Public Enemy No. 1 | Marlow Stern | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The celebrity of Li is hard to fathom in terms that American fans—tennis savvy or not—can fully comprehend.
Ask any tennis journalist (myself included) or public relations representative if they have a good Li Na story and they do.
I'm sure there will be a huge down fall in the next two to three years for women's tennis in China.
As Liu and Worcester note, Li brought tennis to an entire new population of fans, including Asians living around the globe.
After tea Betty executed a quite deliberate manœuvre to avoid having him for a partner at tennis.Uncanny Tales | Various
I played lawn tennis in the morning, and after lunch down with Graham to Apia.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
As for me, I have to lay aside my lawn tennis, having (as was to be expected) had a smart but eminently brief hemorrhage.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
To half a tennis-lawn add two ounces of croquet-mallet and three arches of pergola, and reduce the whole to a fine powder.
Hal got his hat, and the chums went forth, again in their tennis flannel undress.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants | H. Irving Hancock
British Dictionary definitions for tennis
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