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    Cool tennis court

    Hi,

    A tennis court which is made of grass is a lawn court? or is there another name for it?
    And what about clay court? asphalt court? Is it correct to say so? Which are the most used words by native English to qualify all types of tennis court?


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    Re: tennis court

    A tennis court which is made of grass is a lawn court? or is there another name for it? Grass court

    Which are the most used words by native English to qualify all types of tennis court?
    Generically we would use "tennis court"

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    Re: tennis court

    I'd say grass court is used more than lawn court, and that's what I would use.
    Clay court is what I hear if it's clay.
    If it's any type of hard surface then we usually just say hard court.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizi View Post
    I'd say grass court is used more than lawn court, and that's what I would use.
    Clay court is what I hear if it's clay.
    If it's any type of hard surface then we usually just say hard court.
    thank you

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    Re: tennis court

    Tennis is also played on 'carpet' and 'cement', which is, I think, another kind of clay court in the US.


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    Re: tennis court

    Not to be confused with Real Tennis, which was the forerunner of Lawn Tennis. Real Tennis is an exclusive game played in an enclosed court, and is a cross between Squash and Tennis. Very peculiarly English.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordant View Post
    Not to be confused with Real Tennis, which was the forerunner of Lawn Tennis. Real Tennis is an exclusive game played in an enclosed court, and is a cross between Squash and Tennis. Very peculiarly English.
    thank you

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