Definition of Royal tennis

1. Noun. An ancient form of tennis played in a four-walled court.

Exact synonyms: Court Tennis, Real Tennis
Generic synonyms: Lawn Tennis, Tennis

Definition of Royal tennis

1. Noun. (sports) real tennis ¹

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Literary usage of Royal tennis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Story of Charing Cross and Its Immediate Neighbourhood by J. Holden Macmichael (1906)
"Simpkin, Marshall, the publishers, outside whose premises is the legend : "This Building, formerly known as the royal tennis Court, Rebuilt AD 1887. ..."

2. The Centennial Magazine: An Australian Monthly (1888)
"Melbourne and Hobart have each their royal tennis Courts ; the noble institution ... royal tennis, played in a large inclosed court, is as superior to Lawn ..."

3. Racquets, Tennis, and Squash by Eustace Hamilton Miles (1903)
"CHAPTER XL TENNIS Note on the name " Tennis"—In Tasmania the game is called Royal Tennis ; in England it is occasionally called Real Tennis ; and in America ..."

4. Traditions of Edinburgh by Robert Chambers (1847)
"JUST without the Water Gate,' says Maitland, ' on the eastern side of the street, was the royal tennis Court, anciently called the ..."

5. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1853)
"After taking a considerable number of lessons from the master of the royal tennis court at Versailles, he one day challenged his royal brother to a match; ..."

6. The Annals of Tennis by Julian Marshall (1878)
"On Saturday, the 20th instant [May, 1815] was played a grand match at tennis, at the royal tennis Ourt, James Street, Haymarket, between Mr. Cox, ..."

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