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French Tennis Vocabulary

French Tennis Vocabulary

This page contains a list of French tennis vocabulary including words such as le tennis (tennis), la racquette de tennis (tennis racket) and le match de tennis (tennis game). Tennis is an extremely popular sport in France and is played by thousands of people of all ages across the country. France also hosts the Roland Garros (French Open), one of the most prestigious international French tournaments, every year.

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  • le tennis tennis
  • le joureur de tennis tennis player
  • la racquette de tennis racquet/racket
  • la balle de tennis tennis ball
  • le match de tennis tennis game
  • servir to serve
  • le filet net
  • la tête head
  • la ligne de service service line
  • la ligne de côté sideline
  • le set set
  • le slice slice
  • le match match
  • l’échange rally
  • le tiebreak tiebreak
  • le championnat championship
  • le retour return
  • le revers backhand
  • les tennis tennis shoes
  • le ramasseur de balles ballboy
  • la corde string
  • le court de tennis tennis court
  • l’égalité deuce
  • l’effet spin
  • l’avantage advantage
  • le juge de ligne linesman
  • l’amorti dropshot
  • le service serve
  • le lob lob
  • Roland Garros French Open
  • le smash to smash
  • le manche handle
  • l’arbitre umpire/referee
  • le poignet wristband
  • le simple singles
  • le double doubles
  • la faute fault
  • l’as ace
  • net! let!
  • la vollée volley
  • le coup droit forehand

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