knocking balls about


New Member
Poland (Polish)
Hi All,

...if I have a couple of hours to spare then I go down to the tennis club. ...and spend a couple of hours KNOCKING BALLS ABOUT.

Does "knocking balls about" mean playing tennis here? Or just enjoying yourself?

Thanks in advance.
  • gasman

    Senior Member
    Canada, English
    In my youth we used the phrase to have "knock up"; a warm-up prelude to an actual game. Of course we were very innocent back then and never thought of pregnancy!