A fortnight afterward the duke, going to the tennis court
, found two rows of trees about the size of his little finger planted by the roadside; he asked what they were for and was told that they were to shade him from the sun on some future day.
As the hour to wait upon the king was not till twelve, he had made a party with Porthos and Aramis to play a game at tennis in a tennis court situated near the stables of the Luxembourg.
de la Tremouille, in whose service he had a relative, D'Artagnan was ignorant of the seriousness of the last wound his adversary had received, and pressing him warmly, without doubt would soon have completed his work with a third blow, when the noise which arose from the street being heard in the tennis court, two of the friends of the Guardsman, who had seen him go out after exchanging some words with D'Artagnan, rushed, sword in hand, from the court, and fell upon the conqueror.
It was after dinner, and through the open French window of the dining-room a clear view was to be had of the tennis court
and the players.
Paul called me from the tennis court, and I dismounted and went over.
The noonday sun beat down with dazzling brightness on the naked tennis court. And it was naked.
As I ran out to the tennis court
a few moments later, I had to pass the open boudoir window, and was unable to help overhearing the following scrap of dialogue.
Still talking about her father, of whom she was very proud, she rose, for Arthur upon looking at his watch found that it was time they went back again to the tennis court
. The others did not move.
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.
Many a bond election was yet to rip the town in two, with the retired farmers, whose children were grown and through school, satisfied with things as they were and parents of the new generation demanding gymnasiums, tennis courts
, victrolas, domestic science laboratories, a public health nurse and individual lockers.
A verandah at the south side gave on to a garden and two tennis courts
, separated by a tasteful iron fence from a most park-like meadow of five or six acres, where two Jersey cows grazed.
They were now approaching the tennis courts
by a path which wound between two laurel hedges through the shrubbery.