Court tennis
Tennis Ten"nis, n. [OE. tennes, tenies, tenyse; of uncertain origin, perhaps fr. F. tenez hold or take it, fr. tenir to hold (see {Tenable}).] A play in which a ball is driven to and fro, or kept in motion by striking it with a racket or with the open hand. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

His easy bow, his good stories, his style of dancing and playing tennis, . . . were familiar to all London. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{Court tennis}, the old game of tennis as played within walled courts of peculiar construction; -- distinguished from {lawn tennis}.

{Lawn tennis}. See under {Lawn}, n.

{Tennis court}, a place or court for playing the game of tennis. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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