from its being played on the decks of ocean liners
1927, in the meaning defined above
“Deck tennis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deck%20tennis. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.
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