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Imagine this game—I call it ‘tennis without a ball’: The players move around on a tennis court just as in tennis, and they even have rackets, but no ball. Each one reacts to his partner’s stroke as if, or more or less as if, a ball had caused his reaction.(Manoeuvres.) The umpire, who must have an ‘eye’ for the game, decides in questionable cases whether a ball has gone into the net, etc, etc. This game is obviously quite similar to tennis and yet, on the other hand, it is fundamentally different. (LW1,para. 854) --Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Tennis is a sport played by either two or four players with strung racquets, a 2½" (6.4 cm) ball, and a net approximately 3 feet high on a clay, grass, or cement court.

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