Definition of lawn tennis in US English:

lawn tennis

noun

formal, dated
  • The standard form of tennis, played with a soft ball on an open court.

    Compare with court tennis
    • ‘And outlining the remaining works on the club, Young said squash and lawn tennis courts, a gymnasium, a swimming pool and the last nine holes would be put up in three phases.’
    • ‘They also tried lawn tennis and cricket with minimal success.’
    • ‘The competition will involve football, netball, chess, basketball, badminton, volleyball, table tennis and lawn tennis.’
    • ‘The local game of road tennis is a cross between ping-pong and lawn tennis.’
    • ‘With table tennis, boxing and lawn tennis returning to the sporting calendar there are 19 events set to take place at the sub-regional level.’
    • ‘He said the college would host day-night tournaments of basketball, and lawn tennis next month’

Pronunciation

lawn tennis

/ˈˌlôn ˈˌtenis//ˈˌlɔn ˈˌtɛnɪs/