Definition of stop volley in English:

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stop volley

noun

Tennis
A volley played close to the net in which the player stops the ball without a forceful stroke, sending it just barely back over the net.
Example sentences
  • There was a beautiful stop volley, a shot so delicate that the ball barely seemed to contact the strings at all.
  • If the shot has very little pace and/or excessive backspin, the stop volley will probably drop into the net.
  • He plays a lunge stop volley which lands and spins back onto his side of the court.

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Syllabification: stop vol·ley

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