In 2012, tennis conducted 2,185 tests—only 63 of which were OC blood tests.
What helps you on stick-handling is when you're a kid you play with a tennis ball.
To him, the question the tennis world loves to debate can be settled very quickly.
The Dutch teenager, an avid field hockey, soccer, and tennis player, went to rehab, but as the swelling abated, her leg grew numb.
Stanley Crouch on the lacy French Open outfit that rocked the tennis world—and the culture of raunch it came out of.
There were tennis and basketball courts, and other means of athletic enjoyment.
I don't know what your taste in tennis flannels may be, but I hope it is good.
Please dont say anything, Mollie, pleaded Barbara, taking her tennis racquet from the bed.
His calls and invitations for rides and tennis and golf were more frequent than ever.
We are treated very well, and play hockey and tennis in the prison yard.
mid-14c., most likely from Anglo-French tenetz "hold! receive! take!," from Old French tenez, imperative of tenir "to hold, receive, take," which was used as a call from the server to his opponent. The original version of the game (a favorite sport of medieval French knights) was played by striking the ball with the palm of the hand, and in Old French was called la paulme, literally "the palm," but to an onlooker the service cry would naturally seem to identify the game.
The use of the word for the modern game is from 1874, short for lawn tennis, which originally was called sphairistike (1873), from Greek sphairistike (tekhne) "(skill) in playing at ball," from the root of sphere. It was invented, and named, by Maj. Walter C. Wingfield and first played at a garden party in Wales, inspired by the popularity of badminton.
The name 'sphairistike,' however, was impossible (if only because people would pronounce it as a word of three syllables to rhyme with 'pike') and it was soon rechristened. ["Times" of London, June 10, 1927]