grass court


: a tennis court with a grass surface

Examples of grass court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several of the iconic mansions, including The Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff, and The Elms, appear in the show, as do the grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Christopher Bollen, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Apr. 2023 In terms of integrating the language of tennis more materially into the collection, there was a voluminous green coat whose bouclé-meets-terry texture was reminiscent of a tennis ball (or grass court). Luke Leitch, Vogue, 5 Mar. 2024 Tennis: The Championships, Wimbledon 1-14 July: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London Wimbledon, one of the UK's summer marquee events, will see the world's top tennis players head to SW19 for the grass court grand slam event. Mike Starling, theweek, 1 Jan. 2024 Known as a good grass court player with his serve and net game, the elder Shelton reached the Wimbledon fourth round in 1994 and won his two ATP titles on grass at the tournament in Newport, Rhode Island. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2023 Time and again, as warm rain began to descend on the grass court, her searing forehands missed their mark and soared over the baseline. Sally H. Jacobs, Town & Country, 15 Aug. 2023 In a four-minute clip released in late June, Kate and Federer played a few sets on Wimbledon’s iconic grass courts and gave a behind-the-scenes look at all the hard work that goes into Wimbledon’s Ball Boys and Girls program. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2023 Before her lay acres of green velvet grass courts, the playground of many tennis champions. Sally H. Jacobs, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Aug. 2023 The Princess of Wales is both a big tennis fan and the royal patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, which hosts the grass court Grand Slam tournament each summer. Town & Country, 15 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grass court was in 1880

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“Grass court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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