Ten·nis, v. t. To drive backward and forward, as a ball in playing tennis. [R.]
Ten·nis n. 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. --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.
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]