Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). … During most of the 19th century, in fact, the term tennis referred to real tennis, not lawn tennis.
Keeping this in view, is tennis French or English?
Tennis comes from the French tenez, the plural imperative form of the verb tenir, to hold, meaning “hold!”, “receive!” or “take!”, an interjection used as a call from the server to his opponent to indicate that he is about to serve. Racket (or racquet) derives from the Arabic rakhat, meaning the palm of the hand.