Definition of play a let in English:

play a let


  • (in tennis, squash, etc.) play a point again because the ball or one of the players has been obstructed.

    • ‘If there is a disagreement between you and your opponent about a let/stroke/no let situation, play a let.’
    • ‘When he accidentally hit Joey with the ball, Nick was very apologetic and sportingly played a let.’
    • ‘The umpire played a let, as ballboys and girls scurried around reassembling Miss Whatley's paperwork.’
    • ‘As a beginner it is best to play a let on most interferences.’
    • ‘There is no such thing as playing a let when a ball from another court comes into your court.’