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“tennis” in British English

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tennisnoun [ U ]

us uk /ˈten.ɪs/

A1 a game played between two or four people on a special playing area that involves hitting a small ball across a central net using a racket

Examples

  • They first met each other on the tennis circuit .
  • She commentates on the tennis each year at Wimbledon.
  • Elbow injuries are commonly found among tennis players.
  • The tennis club rules dictate that suitable footwear must be worn on the courts.
  • This latest injury must surely mean that her tennis career is now at an end .

Examples from literature

  • He studies English, plays tennis, and does activities in the Community Center. 
  • Soccer, basketball, tennis, and other sports now attract more spectators. 
  • There were racing games, different sports like football or tennis, and quests. 

(Definition of “tennis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“tennis” in American English

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tennisnoun [ U ]

us /ˈten·ɪs/

a game played on a specially marked playing area in which two or four people use rackets to hit a small ball across a center net

(Definition of “tennis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)