ground stroke

noun Tennis.
a stroke made by hitting the ball after it has bounced from the ground. Compare volley ( def 4b ).

1890–95 Unabridged
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ground stroke
tennis any return made to a ball that has touched the ground, as opposed to a volley

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After a brief ground stroke exchange, she went for a down the line backhand winner, but missed wide.
The fourth chapter provides detailed descriptions of tennis drills for the basic skills in ground stroke, service, and volley.
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