clay court


: a tennis court with a clay surface or a synthetic surface that resembles clay

Examples of clay court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That was followed a little over a week later with a maiden French Open title on the clay courts of Paris and confirmation soon after that the young star will join forces with Nadal in a dream doubles partnership at this month’s Paris Olympic Games. Aleks Klossok, CNN, 1 July 2024 The herringbone-pattern outsole gives ultimate traction, great for outdoor and clay courts. Joe Niehaus, Travel + Leisure, 27 June 2024 After the clay court season concluded at the French Open, players will now spend the next few weeks playing on grass, a much faster and often slippery surface. Jill Martin, CNN, 18 June 2024 Racing Club de France, a historic sporting club dating back to the late 1800s, offers hard and clay courts. Nick Pachelli, Vogue, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for clay court 

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of clay court was in 1885

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“Clay court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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