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a boxing/tennis/golf etc champion
▪ The show will be opened by the former world boxing champion, Chris Eubank.
a football/basketball/tennis etc coach
▪ Jody became the women’s basketball coach.
a football/rugby/tennis etc match
▪ There was a rugby match going on on the school field.
a football/tennis/baseball etc fan
▪ Jack is a keen football fan.
a football/tennis/golf etc club
▪ There’s a football club for the young people in the area.
a golf/swimming/tennis championship
▪ the Women's Golf Championship
a tennis/cricket/golf/rugby etc ball
▪ She was practising hitting golf balls.
lawn tennis
table tennis
tennis court
tennis elbow
tennis shoe
tennis/chess/badminton etc tournament
tennis/football/rugby etc coaching
▪ Other facilities at Peffermill include floodlit outdoor tennis courts, golf practice facilities and a Clubhouse.
▪ Lew Hoad was the very best player at tennis as well, simultaneously, as the very best sportsman at sportsmanship.
▪ I feel like I played my best tennis today.
▪ It's a very important part of being a good tennis player to have a good grip, very important.
▪ What is the best value-for-money tennis sim around?
▪ Many of the best women tennis players from home and abroad will be competing in Swindon for the next 7 days.
▪ But, as in the case of a good tennis coach, the facilitator should be replaced by the group.
▪ Or fated to be good at tennis, remembering phone numbers, or having affairs?
▪ Yet Martina believes she is playing her best tennis for six years.
▪ Alternatives to skiing include a leisure pool, curling and skating on the nearby lake, indoor tennis and sleigh rides.
▪ Senators have free use of indoor tennis and basketball courts that private clubs charge $ 1, 500 a year for..
▪ He oversees an Arena Football team and an indoor tennis team.
▪ The 21 year old table tennis star competes in the Olympic qualifying tournament.
▪ The band of daring old ladies in tennis shoes.
▪ The faded blue jeans she wore that morning, her old tennis shoes, her white cotton sweater.
▪ I shuddered when I heard the names: old hen, biddy, little old lady in tennis shoes.
▪ His hair is clipped as short as the fuzz on an old tennis ball.
▪ These provide a sustained steam of energy during the prolonged physical exertion required for professional cycling or tennis.
▪ He dates Ann Grossman, a professional tennis player.
▪ Wimbledon followed suit a little later by opening up competition to professional tennis players.
▪ In fact, up until he was a teenager, his dream was to become a professional tennis player.
▪ The Tolstoys have a comfortable home with extensive gardens, a swimming pool and tennis court.
▪ Yes, Ezra is a tennis ball, does bounce on, off, along, over everything.
▪ You can tell her all about the time I hit a tennis ball off the moon.
▪ The cat, although nervous, appears unharmed by the tennis ball which has just struck it amidships.
▪ So when they played after school, they improvised by kicking a tennis ball.
▪ Provide the inside with a channel so that a table tennis ball thrown in the top will come out of the front.
▪ Luckily, that problem turned out to be nothing more than a tennis ball lodged in a downspout.
▪ Some idea of the effect can be gained by depressing the surface of a table tennis ball with the thumb.
▪ The ghost of the tennis ball is coming to haunt the man.
▪ At tennis camp, he met a new group of children and found it challenging to negotiate relationships with them.
▪ He is opening bat in his school's cricket team and is Bedfordshire Schools' table tennis champion.
▪ Another man was a tennis champion whose crime was listening to a Seoul radio program on his shortwave.
▪ Retired tennis champion Chris Evert also has a home at the Polo Club, where she spends most of the year.
▪ Only the tennis champion was taken away.
▪ Pete Sampras in the early 1990s would have been upset if he had lost one set at the Wimbledon tennis championships.
▪ David Whitehead, director of International 35s, a tennis circuit for ex-Grand Slam and Wimbledon players, organizes tailor-made tournaments.
▪ Councillors also expressed their support for proposed improvements to the tennis club facilities.
▪ Guests also can play tennis on red clay courts at a private tennis club.
▪ Earlier he had driven her to two tennis clubs to discuss membership.
▪ Juniors discouraged I am writing to ask a question about my local tennis club.
▪ On behalf of them all Tony Pite, tennis club chairman, presented Mr. Offer with a leather wallet.
▪ Reply - One tap Caller - I have been asked to do teas at the tennis club on Saturday.
▪ The resort also features a mini golf course, and there is a tennis club available to all.
▪ An outside facilitator could help them examine and redesign their actions just as a tennis coach might do.
▪ If a 260 tennis coach followed this philosophy, students would practice dropping the ball for a week.
▪ But, as in the case of a good tennis coach, the facilitator should be replaced by the group.
▪ He looks like an out-of-luck table tennis coach.
▪ Colombo Complimentary use of tennis courts.
▪ There would be room for a tennis court, too.
▪ Since the school took up so much space on the island, the rugby pitches were the size of tennis courts.
▪ The million-dollar structure will grow to about the size of a tennis court within five minutes.
▪ The hotel's extensive grounds include colourful gardens, a small swimming pool, and a short tennis court.
▪ The Club has barbecue facilities, children's games and a tennis court.
▪ Lido Palace Complimentary use of tennis court for all Citalia guests.
▪ He moved diagonally on the tennis court like a ballet dancer might on the stage.
▪ I have met knitters with bad backs, frozen shoulders, tennis elbows and so on from doing to much knitting at a time.
▪ The road racer's version of tennis elbow and other physical peculiarities are the downside of this progress.
▪ Without a tennis elbow support, that is.
▪ So tennis fans can, for the moment, pout away their railway timetables.
▪ The quarrel reportedly went as far as President Franjo Tudjman, an avid tennis fan.
▪ First, it was a tennis game with some new friends Wednes-day afternoons.
▪ Corinne, always in charge, would orchestrate midday tennis games and afternoon bridge games.
▪ Without glasses she couldn't even begin to play lawn tennis or aim a rifle.
▪ During a tennis match, the movements of the foot can gradually loosen laces.
▪ Enthusiastically squired to polo matches, luncheons, swims, and tennis matches, Margarett did not miss Eddie.
▪ Well, no, but an interesting verbal tennis match did take place.
▪ He watched the two student sections like a tennis match, his head swiveling back and forth as the refrain continued.
▪ Adam recalled the table tennis match.
▪ Celestine had remained totally silent, her eyes moving as in a tennis match between her professor and Leah.
▪ He takes Aikido martial arts classes, plays tennis and racquetball and occasionally strikes up a romance.
▪ The former tennis player had a quadruple heart by-pass in 1979 and further surgery in 1983.
▪ Female tennis players often display great feminine grace and appeal and bring a different dimension to the game.
▪ Then you start thinking about characters that should be there but hardly exist - black detectives, politicians, tennis players.
▪ In her youth Amy had been an avid tennis player.
▪ If Stefan Edberg is your kind of tennis player, stick to cognac.
▪ Aside from a few golfers, tennis players and swimmers, women seldom participated in sports.
▪ From Seles down, the list of competitors reads like a who's who of international tennis players.
▪ In fact, up until he was a teenager, his dream was to become a professional tennis player.
▪ When mum was pregnant, some one gave her a present, a small tennis racket.
▪ They were the first women to appear in magazines who looked strong enough to swing a tennis racket.
▪ The six tennis rackets in there still look good to me.
▪ He had secured his first patent, for his spoon-shaped tennis racket, in early 1886.
▪ A tennis racket, a pair of flippers, a garden hose.
▪ Bella Darvi wore a cobra hat and eyeliner like a tennis racket whose handle stretched to her ears.
▪ It's made from carbon fibre like new expensive tennis rackets.
▪ We imagine a giant tennis racket across the Thames.
▪ It was then she realised that he was lambasting her with the tennis racquet.
▪ The tennis racquet bounced off her tender bum with all the zing of a good forehand drive.
▪ She hadn't associated the short sharp dose of the tennis racquet with anything but discipline.
▪ Finally, he fishes out a pair of canvas tennis shoes.
▪ C., sporting goods store where Bishop bought a pair of tennis shoes on his credit card.
▪ Her foot in its canvas tennis shoe stung like mad but to her surprise the bolt had moved a little.
▪ The band of daring old ladies in tennis shoes.
▪ Wavy-haired, trim, he is all Madison Avenue, even in jeans and tennis shoes.
▪ The faded blue jeans she wore that morning, her old tennis shoes, her white cotton sweater.
▪ A piece of the boat or an oar or a white tennis shoe: Did tennis shoes float?
▪ For good measure, we also have the tennis star Suzanne Lenglen and the aviatrix Amy Johnson.
▪ Former tennis star Boris Becker and his wife Barbara have been granted a divorce in Munich.
▪ Sales were further boosted by press coverage of carbon monoxide poisonings, including the 1994 death of tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis.
▪ And in June 1987 a love-sick fan of Evert broke into her home in the hopes of meeting the tennis star.
▪ McEnroe's tantrums, like those of other tennis stars, were merely disruptive gamesmanship.
▪ The virus masquerades as a picture of Anna Kournikova, the tennis star.
▪ The 21 year old table tennis star competes in the Olympic qualifying tournament.
▪ Some 80 local table tennis players will be competing for 13 main titles.
▪ Gradually Seoul improved its proposal, offering all table tennis and fencing events to Pyongyang.
▪ You don't play table tennis, do you?
▪ Voice over International table tennis is something else.
▪ There is a hobby room with table tennis, a bridge room, a beauty centre and two television lounges.
▪ He is opening bat in his school's cricket team and is Bedfordshire Schools' table tennis champion.
▪ Amenities include a sun terrace built out above the lake, garden, lounge, bar and table tennis.
▪ Adam was a cheerful lad and very keen on table tennis.
▪ If it's raining in the afternoon there will be a table tennis tournament.
▪ Athletics meetings, tennis tournaments and horse-races have all been the subject of sponsorship.
▪ A nominal charge is made for table tennis and tennis tournaments.
▪ Other activities include tennis and bowling, or you may care to hire bikes and follow the marked tracks.
▪ The facility, including tennis courts and swimming pool, is managed by the Recreation and Park Department.
▪ Other activities include table tennis, 2 swimming pools and a sauna.
▪ Other facilities at Peffermill include floodlit outdoor tennis courts, golf practice facilities and a Clubhouse.
▪ Other sports on offer include tennis, mini golf and horseriding.
▪ Beach and esplanade include croquet, tennis and water sports centre.
▪ Sporting and leisure facilities include golf, tennis, riding, restaurants, bars, nightclubs.
▪ Hotel facilities include a pool, tennis court and a bar.
▪ She wore a white tennis outfit consisting of a blouse and a short pleated skirt.
▪ She is wearing jeans, tennis shoes and a blue shirt with faded gray lettering across the front.
▪ They always wore tennis shoes, and they all had very short haircuts.
tennis/golf/swimming etc professional
▪ Barry Wood reports Pam Shriver has always been one of the most colourful tennis professionals.
▪ For further details on the Wilson range for ladies, contact your local golf professional.
▪ From the inter-war years a small number of tennis professionals played tournaments in the United States.
▪ He was, as golf professionals had been for a hundred years, a serf.
the tennis/lecture/cabaret etc circuit
▪ Both the Harvard and Caltech groups took their maps on the lecture circuit, giving talks at scattered conferences and universities.
▪ A swivel chair addressed the desk and was occupied only by a pale green tennis ball.
▪ Can Andre Agassi go out there and develop tennis?
▪ For the energetic there is snorkelling and fishing, tennis, table tennis and a pool table.
▪ In the late afternoon, slow to go home, he dropped in on an elderly doctor friend and played tennis.
▪ Judo, karate, dance, fencing, table tennis, carpet bowls and aerobics are all available.
▪ One of their crowd dropped dead on a tennis court, but nobody died for years and years.
▪ Originally from Plymouth, she was a very keen squash and tennis player before suffering a knee injury at skiing.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tennis \Ten"nis\, n. [OE. tennes, tenies, tenyse; of uncertain origin, perhaps fr. F. tenez hold or take it, fr. tenir to hold (see Tenable).] A play in which a ball is driven to and fro, or kept in motion by striking it with a racket or with the open hand.

His easy bow, his good stories, his style of dancing and playing tennis, . . . were familiar to all London.

Court tennis, the old game of tennis as played within walled courts of peculiar construction; -- distinguished from lawn tennis.

Lawn tennis. See under Lawn, n.

Tennis court, a place or court for playing the game of tennis.


Tennis \Ten"nis\, v. t. To drive backward and forward, as a ball in playing tennis. [R.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., most likely from Anglo-French tenetz "hold! receive! take!," from Old French tenez, imperative of tenir "to hold, receive, take" (see tenet), which was used as a call from the server to his opponent. The original version of the game (a favorite sport of medieval French knights) was played by striking the ball with the palm of the hand, and in Old French was called la paulme, literally "the palm," but to an onlooker the service cry would naturally seem to identify the game. Century Dictionary says all of this is "purely imaginary."\n

\nThe use of the word for the modern game is from 1874, short for lawn tennis, which originally was called sphairistike (1873), from Greek sphairistike (tekhne) "(skill) in playing at ball," from the root of sphere. It was invented, and named, by Maj. Walter C. Wingfield and first played at a garden party in Wales, inspired by the popularity of badminton.\n\nThe name 'sphairistike,' however, was impossible (if only because people would pronounce it as a word of three syllables to rhyme with 'pike') and it was soon rechristened. ["Times" of London, June 10, 1927]\nTennis-ball attested from mid-15c.; tennis-court from 1560s; tennis-elbow from 1883; tennis-shoes from 1887.


n. (label en sports) A sport played by two players (or four in doubles), who alternately strike the ball over a net using racquets. vb. 1 (context intransitive dated English) To play tennis. 2 (context transitive English) To drive backward and forward like a tennis ball.


n. a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court [syn: lawn tennis]


Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.

Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society and at all ages. The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including wheelchair users. The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England, in the late 19th century as "lawn tennis". It had close connections both to various field ("lawn") games such as croquet and bowls as well as to the older racket sport of real tennis. During most of the 19th century, in fact, the term "tennis" referred to real tennis, not lawn tennis: for example, in Disraeli's novel Sybil (1845), Lord Eugene De Vere announces that he will "go down to Hampton Court and play tennis."

The rules of tennis have changed little since the 1890s. Two exceptions are that from 1908 to 1961 the server had to keep one foot on the ground at all times, and the adoption of the tiebreak in the 1970s. A recent addition to professional tennis has been the adoption of electronic review technology coupled with a point challenge system, which allows a player to contest the line call of a point.

Tennis is played by millions of recreational players and is also a popular worldwide spectator sport. The four Grand Slam tournaments (also referred to as the "Majors") are especially popular: the Australian Open played on hard courts, the French Open played on red clay courts, Wimbledon played on grass courts, and the US Open played also on hard courts.

Tennis (1981 video game)

Tennis is a tennis– simulation video game developed for the Atari 2600 by Activision, and published in 1981. The game was designed by Activision co-founder Alan Miller.

Activision has republished Tennis in a number of game compilations, as well as via Microsoft's Game Room service.

Tennis (1984 video game)

is a sports game released for the NES. In North America and Europe, Tennis was one of 18 launch games for the NES. A Game Boy version was also released.

Tennis (album)

Tennis is the third studio album by Chris Rea, released in 1980.

Tennis (magazine)

Tennis (styled as TENNIS) is an American sports magazine owned by the Miller Publishing Group. It is a monthly magazine – but publishes only 8 issues per year – which covers news from the world of tennis.

Tennis (disambiguation)

Tennis is a racquet sport played on a ground court.

Tennis may also refer to:

Tennis (band)

Tennis is an American indie pop band from Denver, Colorado, United States, made up of husband-and-wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley.

Tennis (paper game)

Tennis is an (abstract) strategic pencil and paper game for two players.

The game field consists of 4 fields and a centre line. These are called (-2,-1,0,1,2), with negative numbers belonging to player 1, positive to player 2. At start, the ball is at the centre line (0).

Both players start with the same initial number (e.g. 50 points). In each draw, both players choose a number, and the ball is moved towards the player with the smallest number. The number that was chosen reduces the points for the next draws.

The aim of the game is to move the ball beyond the second field of the opponent.

The game is described in.

Usage examples of "tennis".

Rolling a tennis ball along the lower half of his buttocks is a great way to take a hands-off hands-on approach to the more sensitive areas around the anus, like the space between his butt cheeks, as well as his perineum and anal entrance.

That includes race-car tracks, pro tennis stadiums, flea markets and other extravaganzas that have been allowed to occupy public lands.

It bore the logotype of the Oaks and Pines Resort Lodge in the Poconos, and it said that the Bearer was entitled to have a room and all meals, plus unlimited free tennis and two rounds of golf.

Sergie Morelli in her standard-fare tennis shoes and was now precariously teetering on black patent leather heels, which she said all babes wore.

She was a tiny old lady who could outglare a thunderstorm, and Fat Charlie, who had, over two decades ago, followed a lost tennis ball into her yard, and then broken one of her lawn ornaments, was still quite terrified of her.

Spike departed to meet Abu for tennis, whistling like a parakeet in a marijuana field, and she fell back asleep to dream of whitecapped waves.

I managed to come up with some tennis rackets, balls, and net, and we paid the natives to stamp out a playable court.

Her feet felt like two popsicles as she pushed them into her tennis shoes.

Enfield Tennis Academy is the only athletic-focus-type school in North America that still adheres to the trivium and quadrivium of the hard-ass classical L.

But anyway, she said could I possibly call here and leave a new tennis racquet for you.

Because in the Sports Pavilion there was a tennis racquet containing a fortune in jewels.

He concealed it in the handle of a tennis racquet, hollowing out the handle and afterwards piecing it together again so skilfully that it was difficult to see what had been done.

I finished off the tea, slipped into ratty tennis shoes, and plunked a tattered gardening hat on my head.

Irish sports and shoneen games the like of lawn tennis and about hurley and putting the stone and racy of the soil and building up a nation once again and all to that.

Both cops were in jeans and tennis shoes, Fortney, who was conscious of his expanding belly, wore a faded unbuttoned sport shirt over a Speedo print tee.