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volley
in tennis


She won the set on a back-hand volley.
  a tennis stroke in which a player hits the ball before it bounces

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in the form, long volley:  many uninterrupted returns over the net
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  • She won the set on a back-hand volley.
  • She was especially happy to win such a long volley.
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