Meaning of platform tennis

plat'form ten'nis

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a variation of tennis played on a wooden platform enclosed with chicken wire in which the players hit a rubber ball with wooden paddles following the same basic rules as tennis except that only one serve is permitted and balls can be played off the back and side fences.
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