a hollow ball used in tennis, made of rubber with a fuzzy covering of woven Dacron, nylon, or wool.
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How to use tennis ball in a sentence
I know it’s difficult, but I think we need to do a better job of having a rookie school, because I think if you choose to be a professional athlete, that doesn’t mean you just hit tennis balls.‘We Were Willing to Give Up Everything.’ Billie Jean King Reflects on Her Legacy and New Memoir All In | Cady Lang | August 13, 2021 | Time
Place your forearm on the wall or door frame, and position the tennis ball just below the wrist, which helps to prop the shoulder in external rotation.
When they drop a tennis ball, try to catch it before it hits the ground.
Yet the rare ones known as “ultrahigh-energy” cosmic rays have as much energy as professionally served tennis balls.Cosmic Map of Ultrahigh-Energy Particles Points to Long-Hidden Treasures | Natalie Wolchover | April 27, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
It’s almost time for gym class, and my fifth-grader can’t find her tennis ball.Kids are shooting hoops with rolled up socks, but pandemic physical education is not canceled | Kelly Field | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Something stung my elbow and it blew up to the size of a tennis ball.Emma Stone and Colin Firth on Woody Allen, Shrinkage, and Live-Texting ‘Bridget Jones’ | Marlow Stern | July 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What helps you on stick-handling is when you're a kid you play with a tennis ball.
One day we were playing punchball—like stickball, only you used your fist to hit a Spaldeen or a bald tennis ball.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview | Alex Belth | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They're made by a table-tennis ball crisscrossing the net at phenomenal speed.Marty Reisman: The Magical Hustler Who Saved a Classic Game | Harold Evans | December 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
She puts such power on the tennis ball, and she trumped Sharapova because of her sound movement.Serena Williams Meets Her Match in Victoria Azarenka in U.S. Open Final | Nicholas McCarvel | September 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The outside players throw a basket or tennis ball at those in the center, trying to hit them.Games and Play for School Morale | Various
A hollow rubber ball or tennis ball is passed to anyone in file B, from where the ball is thrown to hit the center player.Games and Play for School Morale | Various
This knowledge has nothing to do with the material; the sphere may be a solid uniform billiard ball or a hollow lawn-tennis ball.The Concept of Nature | Alfred North Whitehead
On the two end poles crossed tennis racquets had been fastened with a tennis ball in the crotch formed by each pair of racquets.The Meadow-Brook Girls on the Tennis Courts | Janet Aldridge
Our study of the critical processes leaves us with the conviction that he was knocked about like a tennis ball.Verdi: Man and Musician | Frederick James Crowest
British Dictionary definitions for tennis ball
a hollow rubber ball covered with felt, used in tennis
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