platform tennis

noun

: a variation of paddle tennis that is played on a platform enclosed by a wire fence

Examples of platform tennis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Developed in the late 1960s and early ’70s in Mexico, padel has much in common with platform tennis, which was invented in Scarsdale, N.Y., in 1928. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, 11 May 2023 Both use perforated paddles and are generally doubles games, but platform tennis is primarily a cold-weather game played on a gritty, elevated surface that can be heated from below to melt snow and ice. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, 11 May 2023 D'Amelio's personal favorite pair is the PUMA x DIXIE MAYZE, her version of the brand's classic Mayze platform tennis shoes. Carly Breit, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2023 Murphy said the couple also is considering constructing several amenities on the property, including possibly a toboggan run and platform tennis. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, 11 Apr. 2022 To the west of where BrewDog is, platform tennis courts are going in. Marc Bona, cleveland, 28 Nov. 2021 Paddle or platform tennis, as it is called, is played on raised courts with heaters underneath so the sport can be played in the winter. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, 23 June 2019 The park district currently has four platform tennis courts at Keystone Park, 430 Keystone Ave. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, 28 July 2019 With interest in its platform tennis offerings increasing, the River Forest Park District has received permission to keep its lights at its courts on a half-hour later each day. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, 28 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of platform tennis was in 1955

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“Platform tennis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/platform%20tennis. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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