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A let is a stroke that doesn't count and must be replayed. This most commonly happens when a serve touches the net before entering the proper service court. It's also a let if the serve is delivered before the receiver is ready, if play is interrupted by some unusual occurrence (such as an animal running onto the court), or if a linesman's decision that resulted in stoppage of play is reversed by the umpire. A let can also occur when (if playing next to another court) a ball comes onto the court that is not being currently played with. This doesn't really happen in pro tennis because of the "ball boys", but in lower tennis games this could happen.

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Let originates from the French word for net which is filet.

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Let is from the word filet, a French word for the net. In tennis, it is a type of serve that is not valid and has to be done again.

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let came to tennis to represent ''letting'' the players redo the point

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12y ago

"Let" comes from the turn "lets play another " that meens play another Ball

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11y ago

the term let in tennis is short for let it go

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A let is when the person serving serves the ball and it clips the net and then goes in. the server gets to re-serve

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It is called a "let" when the ball hits the net because "Filet" is the French word for net and the game originated in France.

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Back in the 18th Century in England when the sport was invented, they would say "Let's replay the point" and that eventually got shortened to "let".

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