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

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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
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