lawn tennis

Definitions

  • A game of doubles in lawn tennis
    A game of doubles in lawn tennis
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lawn 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lawn tennis a variety of the game of tennis, played in the open air, sometimes upon a lawn, instead of in a tennis court. See Tennis.
    • Lawn tennis See under Lawn n.
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Usage

In literature:

What I want is a nice shady place to sit in at the end of the tennis lawn.
"The Youngest Girl in the Fifth" by Angela Brazil
The Casino balls and lawn-tennis matches had begun.
"A Little Country Girl" by Susan Coolidge
Mrs. Dawburn-Jones promptly enlisted her husband as a special constable and had squads drilled on her tennis lawn.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 7, 1914" by Various
The lawn was marked for tennis, and beyond lay the paddock and the dark forest-border.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
Excalibur took his prize into the middle of the tennis lawn.
"Scally" by Ian Hay
To be sure there is lawn-tennis, but that's only for summer.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Meantime we are having some excellent fishing with a lawn-tennis net.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, September 3, 1887" by Various
I have had the water in the cisterns analysed; I have had sweet-peas planted and the tennis lawn rolled.
"General Bramble" by André Maurois
I played lawn tennis in the morning, and after lunch down with Graham to Apia.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I used to play lawn-tennis there with her husband.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
And lawn tennis had not been yet invented, croquet even was but in the mild fervour of its first existence.
"A Country Gentleman and his Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
Now I suppose we had better join the rest, they're being feverishly bright on the tennis lawn.
"I'll Leave It To You" by Noel Coward
Later in the morning Angela and Beatrice, Dick and Humphrey were actively engaged at lawn tennis.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Archibald Marshall
Lawn tennis can not be played in the house.
"A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
The young ones played lawn tennis, and we old ones looked on and wished the years off our shoulders.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
From the window she could see a tennis lawn and a vinery.
"A Pair of Schoolgirls" by Angela Brazil
There is a Mr. Ponsonby here, and he and I can beat any other couple at lawn tennis.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
Nobody can possibly play lawn-tennis on it.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
About the price of a good lawn-tennis racket.
"John Bull, Junior" by Max O'Rell
Most of the girls were collected round the tennis lawn watching the sets.
"The Jolliest Term on Record" by Angela Brazil
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In poetry:

Now on the lawn
The olives fall by thousands, and I delight
To shed my tennis shoes and walk on them,
Pressing them coldly into the deep grass,
In love and reverence for the total loss.
"The Olive Tree" by Karl Shapiro
'My achievements thou hast heard of, how I chalk the wily cue,
Pull an oar, and wield the willow, and have won my double-blue;
How I ride, and play lawn tennis; how I make a claret cup;
Own the sweetest of bull terriers, and a grand St. Bernard pup.
"Atheletes And Aesthesis" by E W Bowling

In news:

Venus won 6-4, 7-5 Friday at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club despite 91-degree heat that felt like 101.
Switzerland's Federer returns to Britain's Murray in the men's singles tennis gold medal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Britain's Murray reacts after winning his men's singles tennis semi-final match against Serbia's Djokovic at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
France's Tsonga celebrates after defeating Canada's Raonic in their men's singles tennis match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Kate Middleton and Prince William are pictured in the Royal Box on Center Court during day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships in London, England.
Lawn tennis , anyone.
Have you ever thought of playing tennis on the famous lawn courts of Wimbledon.
Less than half of the first-round matches were completed in a rainy first day at the Louisiana State Claycourt Junior Open Tennis Championships at the New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club .
So says Ian Ritchie, chief executive of the All England Lawn and Tennis Club where Wimbledon is played.
In August 1881, the world's best tennis players gathered on the elite grass courts of Newport, Rhode Island for the very first US National Lawn Tennis Championships.
Serena Williams of the United States, right, is congratulated by Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland after winning the women's final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Saturday, July 7, 2012.
Serena Williams of the United States plays a shot against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during the women's final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Saturday, July 7, 2012.
Julian Finney / Getty Images Serena Williams defeated Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, on Saturday to capture her fifth Wimbledon title at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
The queue to purchase tickets for Day Two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning the men's singles final against Andy Murray of Britain at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon , England, Sunday, July 8, 2012.
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