platform tennis

noun

Definition of platform tennis

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Hinsdale paddle tennis players want to name the KLM paddle hut after their most dedicated supporter," 23 June 2019 The park district currently has four platform tennis courts at Keystone Park, 430 Keystone Ave. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "‘Serving up light’: Platform tennis courts to be illuminated until 11 p.m. in River Forest," 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, "‘Serving up light’: Platform tennis courts to be illuminated until 11 p.m. in River Forest," 28 July 2019 The couple met in 2017, when mutual friends invited Ms. Lamb to watch Mr. FitzSimons play in a platform tennis tournament in Larchmont. New York Times, "Abigail Lamb, Michael FitzSimons," 10 June 2018 For two years during my teens, my partner and I were ranked number one in the country in platform tennis. S. Kirk Walsh, Longreads, "From One Friendship, Lessons on Life, Death, AIDS and Childlessness," 22 Jan. 2018 Among the 90-plus athletes Isenbarger had to get past were 2017 Linear Bocce World Champion Bond Sandoe III; Butler University tennis coach and former standout player Parker Ross; and George S. Higgins, ranked 49th in the country in platform tennis. Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star, "Those athletic Isenbargers: A Rose Bowl, an NCAA championship, and now a Linear Bocce title," 7 May 2018 Diane Straus, the publisher of two liberal policy magazines who was also a championship platform tennis player, died on Wednesday at her home in Washington. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Diane Straus, Publisher of Liberal Policy Magazines, Dies at 66," 22 Dec. 2017 The renovations included a new six-lane swimming pool, two new platform tennis courts and complete refurbishing of the tennis house and riding stables. Perry A. Farrell, Detroit Free Press, "Historic Grosse Pointe Hunt Club gets new name, new owners," 11 Sep. 2017

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Platform tennis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/platform%20tennis. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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