Ball (noun) [bawl]
A small hollow object made of rubber, covered in fluorescent yellow felt and pressurized so that it bounces.
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Bye (noun) [bahy]
The automatic advancement of a seeded singles player or doubles team from one round to the next without having to compete against an opponent.
Backswing (noun) [bak-swing]
The backward motion of a swing that moves the tennis racquet into position in preparation to swing forward and strike the ball.
Bagel (noun) [bey-guh l]
A set where the ending score is 6-0.
Approach Shot (noun) [uh–prohch shot]
An offensive shot that allows a tennis player to transition from the baseline to the net hitting either a forehand or a backhand. Also, referred to as an approach.
Fifteen (noun) [fif–teen]
The score of 15 denotes a single point in tennis.
Ad Court (noun) [ad kohrt]
The ad court is the left side of the tennis court as divided by the center service line and center mark at the baseline.
Ace (noun) [eys]
An ace is a serve that successfully lands in the service box and does not touch the receiving player’s racquet.