Tennis meaning

tĕnĭs
Court tennis.
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A game played with rackets and a light ball by two players or two pairs of players on a rectangular court divided by a net. The players must hit the ball over the net and into a marked area on the other side for play to continue.
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A game, usually played outdoors, in which two players or two pairs of players using rackets hit a fabric-covered, hollow rubber ball back and forth over a net stretched across a marked, level, rectangular area (tennis court)
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A similar but more complex old indoor game (court tennis) in which the ball is bounced against the walls of a specially constructed court as well as hit over a net.
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Origin of tennis

  • Middle English tenetz, tenyes court tennis from Anglo-Norman tenetz Old French tenez pl. imperative of tenir to hold from Latin tenēre detain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition