lawn tennis


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lawn tennis

n.
See tennis.

lawn tennis

n
1. (Tennis) tennis played on a grass court
2. (Tennis) the formal name for tennis

lawn′ ten`nis


n.
tennis played on a grass court.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lawn tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the courtlawn tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
double fault - (tennis) two successive faults in serving resulting in the loss of the point
footfault - a fault that occurs when the server in tennis fails to keep both feet behind the baseline
court game - an athletic game played on a court
break of serve, break - (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving; "he was up two breaks in the second set"
professional tennis - playing tennis for money
singles - tennis played with one person on each side
doubles - tennis played with two players on each side
court tennis, real tennis, royal tennis - an ancient form of tennis played in a four-walled court
undercut, cut - (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
return - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
drive - (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
forehand, forehand shot, forehand stroke - (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
forehand drive - (sports) hard straight return made on the forehand side (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
serve, service - (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game"
fault - (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"
rally, exchange - (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point"
service break - a tennis game won on the opponent's service
advantage - (tennis) first point scored after deuce
set point - (tennis) the final point needed to win a set in tennis
match point - (tennis) the final point needed to win a match (especially in tennis)
game - (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
ace - serve an ace against (someone)
drop one's serve - lose a game in which one is serving
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References in classic literature ?
They were planning to lay out a lawn tennis court on the sands; but no one but Kate and May had racquets, and most of the people had not even heard of the game.
The afternoon was spent at lawn tennis, to which lady guests resident in the neighborhood were allowed to bring their husbands, brothers, and fathers--Miss Wilson being anxious to send her pupils forth into the world free from the uncouth stiffness of schoolgirls unaccustomed to society.
Don't worry thinking about him, but come and have a game at lawn tennis.
Tea was ready in the shade of a promising copper beech, and I could see groups on the lawn of young men and maidens appropriately clothed, playing lawn tennis in the sunshine.
They will look after their estates; they will hunt a little, shoot a little, go abroad for two months in the winter, play golf a little, lawn tennis, perhaps, or cricket.
SUNDERLAND'S Stadium of Light Sunderland hosted the annual Lawn Tennis Association British Tennis Durham and Cleveland Awards evening.
WIMBLEDON'S warming up nicely again this year but did you know the game of lawn tennis originated in Birmingham?
HUDDERSFIELD Lawn Tennis & Squash Club won the racketball Division Two of the Kirklees and Calderdale Squash and Racketball League and got promoted.
IThe strawberries are coming out and the sun will, hopefully, be shining as the lawn tennis season gets under way.
THE importance of broadcast income to the All England Lawn Tennis Club was made evident this week when the club, which hosts the Wimbledon championships, published accounts showing that more than 50 per cent of its income derives from broadcasters.
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He was joined by key figures from the Lawn Tennis Association, who have become Premier members.