One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(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.’
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