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Definition of Tennis

Tennis
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. --Shak. His easy bow, his good stories, his style of dancing and playing tennis, . . . were familiar to all London. --Macaulay. 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. --Shak.
Tennis
Tennis Ten"nis, v. t. To drive backward and forward, as a ball in playing tennis. [R.] --Spenser.

Meaning of Tennis from wikipedia

- Tennis is a racket sport that is pla**** either individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each...
- The Open Era is the current era of professional tennis. It began in 1968 when the Grand Slam tournaments allowed professional players to compete with amateurs...
- Table tennis (also known as ping-pong or whiff-whaff) is a racket sport derived from tennis but distinguished by its playing surface being atop a stationary...
- The Grand Slam in tennis is the achievement of winning all four major championships in one discipline in a calendar year. In doubles, a Grand Slam may...
- tennis, invented in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, now commonly known simply as tennis, is the direct descendant of what is now denoted real tennis or...
- glossary of tennis terminology. Contents A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z References External links Ace: Serve where the tennis ball lands...
- of tennis players: Men List of male singles tennis players List of male doubles tennis players Rankings List of ATP number 1 ranked singles tennis players...
- as ATP Masters 1000 tournaments since 2009, are an annual series of nine tennis tournaments featuring the top-ranked players on the ATP Tour since its inception...
- List of current and past men's and women's tennis tournaments. Criteria for inclusion: The tournament is notable enough to have its own article on Wikipedia...
- of female tennis players who meet one or more of the following criteria: Singles: Officially ranked among the top 25 by the Women's Tennis ****ociation...