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real tennis

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(Tennis) an ancient form of tennis played in a four-walled indoor court with various openings, a sloping-roofed corridor along three sides, and a buttress on the fourth side. Also called: royal tennis
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Noun1.real tennis - an ancient form of tennis played in a four-walled courtreal tennis - an ancient form of tennis played in a four-walled court
lawn tennis, 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
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