platform tennis


platform tennis

noun

Definition of PLATFORM TENNIS

:  a variation of paddle tennis that is played on a platform enclosed by a wire fence

First Known Use of PLATFORM TENNIS

1955

platform tennis

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Variation of paddle tennis, played on a platform enclosed by a wire fence. It was devised in 1928 in Scarsdale, N.Y., U.S. The short-handled oval paddles are made of perforated plywood; the balls are made of sponge rubber. The rules are the same as for tennis, except that balls may be played off back or side walls after first striking inside the court.

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