(EN) – Grantland Dictionary: Tennis Edition | BRIAN PHILLIPS


The word tennis is easy to define; it’s a noun that means “an energetic leisure pursuit invented by the upper classes as an alternative to playing sports.” Try to discuss the finer points of the game without a thorough grounding in its vocabulary, however, and you could sound like a middle-class impostor — or, worse, like a golf fan. To save you from a fate more terrible than death, then, we present this handy pocket guide to the game that, more than 500 years after it was invented, is still the royal family’s second-favorite thing to do with a tennis racket.

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