grass court


Definition of grass court

: a tennis court with a grass surface

Examples of grass court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His wildest wish is to put in a grass court near his house. Ben Goessling, Star Tribune, "Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins follows the bouncing ball to stay in football shape," 22 Aug. 2020 Extra duty balls are designed to perform best on hard or grass courts. Popular Science, "Which tennis ball is perfect for you?," 4 Sep. 2019 Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the club's grass courts on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12. Howard Fendrich, Houston Chronicle, "Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since WWII because of coronavirus," 1 Apr. 2020 Weindorfer’s three tournaments, for example, collectively spend about $600,000 annually for maintenance of the grass courts. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Coronavirus Presents an Existential Threat to Some Pro Tennis Events," 31 Mar. 2020 Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the club’s grass courts on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12. Howard Fendrich, Detroit Free Press, "Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since World War II because of coronavirus," 1 Apr. 2020 And given the weather patterns in England, the season to have a championship-quality grass court is relatively short, with members being able to play the regular courts from May to September. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: If Wimbledon is canceled, tennis history likely altered forever," 26 Mar. 2020 The 20-time grand slam winner will also miss a number of big tournaments before the Roland Garros event but is hopeful of returning in time for the grass court season later in the year. Ben Morse, CNN, "Roger Federer pulls out of French Open after knee surgery," 20 Feb. 2020 Murray then took a wild card into another grass court tournament the following week in Eastbourne, England. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, "Andy Murray Pulls Out of Wimbledon," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of grass court

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Grass court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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