approach shot


noun
  1. Tennis. a hard, forcing shot usually made deep into the opponent's court, allowing the player to move in toward the net for an offensive volley.

Origin of approach shot

1
First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby approach shot

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How to use approach shot in a sentence

  • He overshoots the green with his approach shot, drops his third shot into the bunker and can't get up and down.

  • The climax was reached at the next hole, when, with several strokes in hand, he topped his approach shot into a bunker.

    Happy Days | Alan Alexander Milne
  • Waddles composed himself with a visible effort and really achieved a very fine approach shot.

    Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • The next hole was forty yards longer, and was played either in two short drives or one long drive and an approach shot.

    The Half-Back | Ralph Henry Barbour
  • He had reversed his play of the last hole, and was now relying on his approach shot for position.

    The Half-Back | Ralph Henry Barbour
  • We play what we shall consider a perfect approach shot to our Plaza de Toros hole.

    The Happy Golfer | Henry Leach

British Dictionary definitions for approach shot

approach shot

noun
  1. Also called: approach golf a shot made to or towards the green after a tee shot

  2. tennis a deep drive, usually hit with slice to keep the ball low, designed to enable the player to make an approach to the net

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