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tennis shot

Definitions of tennis shot
  1. noun
    the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket
    synonyms: tennis stroke
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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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