One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Centre CourtA large centrally located tennis court at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in the London suburb of Wimbledon, used for the most popular matches of the Wimbledon Championships.‘he sat in the crowd to watch Andy Murray take on John Millman on Centre Court’
2The midpoint of a basketball court, in particular the spot precisely in the centre where tipoffs take place at the start of each period.‘he walked to centre court and tossed the ceremonial jump ball’‘they huddled together at centre court and went through their pregame routine’
A large centrally located tennis court at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, generally used as the venue for the most popular matches of the Wimbledon Championships (now often without determiner).
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Observer.
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