Synonyms of 'Tennis terms'
acea winning serve that the opponent fails to reach advantagethe point scored after deuce approach shota deep drive, usually hit with slice to keep the ball low, designed to enable the player to make an approach to the net backhandbaselinea line at each end of a tennis court that marks the limit of play baselinera player who plays most of his or her shots from the back of court break of servethe act or instance of breaking an opponent's service break pointa point which allows the receiving player to break the service of the server cannonballa very fast low serve centre linecentre markchipa shot, kick, etc, lofted into the air, esp over an obstacle or an opposing player's head, and travelling only a short distance clay courta tennis court with a playing surface topped by a layer of crushed shale, brick, or stone courta marked outdoor or enclosed area used for any of various ball games, such as tennis, squash, etc deucea tied score (in tennis 40-all) that requires one player to gain two successive points to win the game double faultthe serving of two faults in succession, thereby losing a point doublesa game between two pairs of players, as in tennis, badminton, etc drop shota softly-played return that drops abruptly after clearing the net, intended to give an opponent no chance of reaching the ball and usually achieved by imparting backspin faultfoot faulta fault that occurs when the server fails to keep both feet behind the baseline until he has served forecourtthe front section of the court in tennis, badminton, etc, esp the area between the service line and the net forehandgamea single period of play in such a contest, sport, etc grass courta tennis court covered with grass ground strokeany return made to a ball that has touched the ground, as opposed to a volley half-volleyhard courta tennis court made of asphalt, concrete, etc lawn tennistennis played on a grass court leta minor infringement or obstruction of the ball, requiring a point to be replayed line callthe judgment of the umpire or linesman as to whether the ball has landed in or out of court linesmanan official who helps the referee or umpire in various sports, esp by indicating when the ball has gone out of play loba ball struck in a high arc love(in tennis, squash, etc) a score of zero love gamea game in which the loser has a score of zero matcha formal game or sports event in which people, teams, etc, compete to win mixed doublesa doubles game with a man and a woman as partners on each side netnet corda cord that passes along and supports the top of a tennis net passing shotracket or racqueta bat consisting of an open network of nylon or other strings stretched in an oval frame with a handle, used to strike the ball in tennis, badminton, etc rallyan exchange of several shots before one player wins the point receiver returnthe act of playing or throwing a ball back serve and volleyerserverthe player who serves in racket games servicethe game in which a particular player serves service linethe line at the back of the court behind which the server must stand when serving setone of the units of a match, in tennis one in which one player or pair of players must win at least six games set pointa point that would enable one side to win a set sidelinesinglesa match played with one person on each side slicethe flight of a ball that travels obliquely because it has been struck off centre smashtennis balla hollow rubber ball covered with felt, used in tennistie-break or tiebreakera method of deciding quickly the result of a set drawn at six-all, usually involving the playing of one deciding game for the best of twelve points in which the service changes after odd-numbered points topspinspin imparted to make a ball bounce or travel exceptionally far, high, or quickly, as by hitting it with a sharp forward and upward stroke tramlinethe outer markings along the sides of a tennis or badminton court umpirean official who rules on the playing of a game, as in tennis or cricket undercuta stroke that imparts backspin to the ball volleya stroke, shot, or kick at a moving ball before it hits the ground ▷ See tennis
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Word List of Tennis terms from the Collins English Word Lists