Definition of tennis
1 : an indoor or outdoor game that is played with rackets and a light elastic ball by two players or pairs of players on a level court (as of clay or grass) divided by a low net
2 : court tennis
Recent Examples of tennis from the Web
Next year is the obvious moment for celebrating the arrival of open-era tennis.
Heading into this season, the question was how Portage girls tennis coach Scott Garrison would replace two top singles players, Emily Sajda and Sammie Thompson.
Serena Williams is known around the world as a powerhouse on the tennis court, and Vanity Fair’s August 2017 cover shows the superstar athlete imbued with a new source of power: motherhood.
Nearby in the Kids Zone, Izshk House, 7, of Gary, tried his hand at a tennis ball toss into buckets filled with sand.
Harry van der Lei, co-founder of the Hourglass Performance Institute in Atlanta, says training to control HRV with breathing can improve performance in golf, tennis and shooting—
Class 3-A cross country, golf, swimming and tennis.
The complex also has a clubhouse, gym, tennis courts and a dog park.
Once parked inside the World Trade Center building, where the tennis center is tucked away out of sight, you are greeted by a labyrinth of floors and elevators and blank-faced security guards.
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TENNIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tennis for English Language Learners
: a game that is played by two people or two pairs of people on a special court (called a tennis court) where they hit a small ball back and forth over a net using rackets
TENNIS Defined for Kids
Definition of tennis for Students
: a game played on a level court by two or four players who use rackets to hit a ball back and forth across a low net dividing the court
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