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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from Anglo-French tenetz! 'take!, receive!' (as called out by the player first hitting the ball in tennis), from tenir; TENANT

tennis

noun
     
Related topics: Tennis
ten‧nis S3 W3 [uncountable]
a game for two people or two pairs of people who use rackets to hit a small soft ball backwards and forwards over a net

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