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ground stroke

noun, Tennis.
a stroke made by hitting the ball after it has bounced from the ground.
Compare volley (def 4b).
Origin of ground stroke
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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

(tennis) any return made to a ball that has touched the ground, as opposed to a volley
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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