real tennis

real tennis
/ril ˈtɛnɪs/ (say reel 'tenis)

royal tennis.
{real1 + tennis, to distinguish it from lawn tennis which was introduced in the 1870s; then real reinterpreted as Middle English real royal, from Old French}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Irish Real Tennis Association — The Irish Real Tennis Association (Cumann Leadóige na h Éireann) encourages the preservation and development of the game and facilities of real tennis in the Republic of Ireland. Contents 1 Background 2 Saving the Dublin court 3 Future goals …   Wikipedia

  • Nederlandse Real Tennis Bond — The Dutch Real Tennis Association (Nederlandse Real Tennis Bond) was founded in 1986 to return the sport of real tennis to the Netherlands. The association s goals include building a real tennis court and functioning as the national governing… …   Wikipedia

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