paddle tennis


: a game like tennis that is played with a paddle and rubber ball on a small court

Examples of paddle tennis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or break a sweat in non-sauna form: Play tennis, paddle tennis, or squash; conquer the climbing wall; ace a serve on the beach volleyball court; or simply go for a run around your beautiful environs. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Robb Report, 26 Oct. 2023 One deck up, there’s a fitness center with Technogym equipment and workout classes, plus pickle ball and paddle tennis courts close by. Maya Kachroo-Levine, Travel + Leisure, 10 Sep. 2023 The most notable improvements across both ships include making suites and guest rooms larger and reimagining the spas and gyms (with paddle tennis and the sport du jour, pickleball). Maya Kachroo-Levine, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2023 In Sluijter’s model, this means there’s a paddle tennis court in the rear, a semi-enclosed bar and dance floor in the middle beneath the elevated decks and, most impressively of all, a soothing nature park filled with greenery and its own pond in front. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 22 Sep. 2021 In 1937, when the Police Athletic League cordoned off 143rd Street to provide a safe play space for children, Althea, 10, discovered paddle tennis. Sally H. Jacobs, New York Times, 13 Sep. 2022 Seven bedrooms and 12 bathrooms complete the residence, which opens to a backyard with two expansive lawns, a stone patio, loggia, swimming pool, spa, paddle tennis court, herb garden, secret hedged garden and cabana with a patio and fireplace. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2021 The Wilmette Village Board has taken an initial step toward allowing construction of two additional paddle tennis courts at West Park, even as some neighbors remain opposed to the idea. Daniel I. Dorfman, Chicago Tribune, 9 May 2022 The first one that’s outside of a tennis club and talked about the paddle tennis courts and the flats, which are brand new as of this winter. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paddle tennis was in 1925

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“Paddle tennis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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