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ground stroke

noun, Tennis.
1.
a stroke made by hitting the ball after it has bounced from the ground.
Compare volley (def 4b).
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples from the web for ground stroke
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for ground stroke

ground stroke

noun
1.
(tennis) any return made to a ball that has touched the ground, as opposed to a volley
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