tennis shot

Definitions of tennis shot
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n the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket

Synonyms:
tennis stroke
Types:
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return
a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player
serve, service
(sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
backhand, backhand shot, backhand stroke
a return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke
chop, chop shot
a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball
drive
(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
dink, drop shot
a soft return so that the tennis ball drops abruptly after crossing the net
forehand, forehand shot, forehand stroke
(sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
get
a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
ground stroke
a tennis return made by hitting the ball after it has bounced once
ace
a serve that the receiver is unable to reach
fault
(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
let, net ball
a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
half volley
a tennis return made by hitting the ball immediately after it bounces
lob
an easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc
overhead, smash
a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
passing shot
a tennis return that passes an opponent who has approached the net
volley
a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces
Type of:
shot, stroke
(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

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