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Recent Examples on the Web The game had been codified, in the nineteen-twenties, by a British banker named Ivor Montagu, who was a communist, and who believed in the game as a suitably proletarian alternative to such aristocratic pursuits as lawn tennis and polo. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "The N.B.A. and China and the Myths of Sports Diplomacy," 22 Oct. 2019 Men in suits and women in long dresses playing lawn tennis. Anna Purna Kambhampaty, Time, "The Surprising—and Sometimes Troubling—History of Tennis Clothes," 5 Sep. 2019 The new games deemed suitable for mixed company, such as lawn tennis and golf, were far less taxing — and therefore far less likely to lead to noticeable improvements in fitness. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Wheel, the Woman, and the Human Body," 6 July 2018 Even at Wimbledon, the home of lawn tennis, updates of England's goals were spread by fans watching or listening to the match on their cell phones. Steve Douglas,, "England beat Sweden to reach World Cup semifinals," 7 July 2018 Grass was once the primary surface for the original sport of lawn tennis, but Orange Lawn is one of roughly 14 remaining clubs with grass courts left in the United States. David Waldstein, New York Times, "Serving Up the Past and the Future at Orange Lawn," 26 Apr. 2018

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1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lawn tennis was in 1874

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24 Nov 2019

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“Lawn tennis.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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