Definition of groundstroke in English:



  • A stroke played after the ball has bounced, as opposed to a volley.

    • ‘He is athletic, can serve and volley, can also stay back and hit the groundstrokes with punch and precision on either flank and most importantly can get the first serves when facing the breakpoints.’
    • ‘Lingering there to trade groundstrokes, which Sampras would occasionally engage in and even enjoy, was not for McEnroe.’
    • ‘He has a big serve and groundstrokes but probably needs to work on his volleys a bit.’
    • ‘He's able to return everything that Clay throws at him whether it's a backhand or a forehand groundstroke.’
    • ‘After losing the opening set, Pratt came out attacking early in the second set, matching Seles's powerful groundstrokes.’