court tennis

noun

Definition of court tennis

: a game played with a ball and racket in an enclosed court divided by a net

First Known Use of court tennis

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of court tennis was circa 1890

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“Court tennis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/court%20tennis. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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