ad court


: the left service court from the point of view of the player or team that is receiving service
Then Betsy began clicking with volleys and sharp placements that caught Jeanne out of position. Her serve, particularly to the ad court, was very effective.Robert H. Boyle, Sports Illustrated, 6 Aug. 1973

called also advantage court

compare deuce court

Word History


short for advantage court

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ad court was in 1946

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“Ad court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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