I entered "cancha techada" into a translator, and it gave me "indoor court."

In my school we have a court (like a tennis or basketball court), but it isn't indoors. The court just has a roof on it, and we call it a "cancha techada."

What is the correct English word or phrase for this?

  • Can you post a picture of something like it? It sounds like it's outdoors, and yet it has a roof on it, so I'm having trouble picturing it. Maybe "covered courtyard"? Try looking up "covered courtyard" and see if the pictures look like what you're thinking of. – stangdon Aug 7 '16 at 15:52
  • @stangdon Imagine the sides are open but it's a field roofed. – Alejandro Aug 7 '16 at 15:55
  • google.com.mx/… – Elias Orozco Aug 7 '16 at 15:56
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    @EliasOrozco I think it's a bit strange that the translator didn't give you "roofed court". – Damkerng T. Aug 7 '16 at 16:02

You may be looking for "covered court", although a covered court could be indoors or outdoors. You could also call it a "shaded court," meaning it has something to block the sun:

Screen from direct light:
"She shaded her eyes against the sun"

Cover, moderate, or exclude the light of:
"He shaded the torch with his hand"

Using "shaded" would imply that the court is outdoors, as if it was indoors it's less likely that there would be a reason to block the sun.

You could also call it a "sheltered" court:

(Of a place) protected from bad weather:
"the plants need a shady, sheltered spot in the garden"

Again, this implies that it is outdoors because there would be no reason to protect an indoor court from bad weather.

I am assuming that "cancha techada" refers to a court on which sport is played, as the results I got when searching for images of them were all sports courts.

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Searching around, I found that the structure was often called a shade structure [1], or a canopy structure [2].

This leads me to believe that you could easily call them shaded or canopied courts.

I also found that they were called covered courts. Here is one example.

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