tennis stroke

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to tennis stroke: forehand stroke
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: stroke - the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis rackettennis stroke - the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket
stroke, shot - (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
return - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
serve, service - (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
However, not all of the changes are functionally relevant- they simply allow the brain to explore many possible ways to execute a certain skill, such as a new tennis stroke.
In his book, Visual Tennis, John Yandell, discusses how one should model certain fundamentals of the tennis stroke rather than idiosyncrasies.
"An important part of treating their injuries is trying to get them in a program where their golf swing or tennis stroke can be filmed and analyzed to see if they are moving improperly," Dr.
He was very complimentary and said the picture was 'a masterstroke after a tennis stroke'.
Customise your workouts and you can build up the correct muscles for the perfect golf-swing or tennis stroke.
Customise your workouts and build up the correct muscles for the perfect golf- swing or tennis stroke.
(2009) Technique development in tennis stroke production: International Tennis Federation.
All force and moment components of the segments in this study were transferred from the segmental coordinate system to the tennis court coordinate system to clarify the segmental contribution in tennis stroke performance.
The power of a tennis stroke is characterized by the velocity of the racquet-head at impact, which in turn develops through the aggregated segmental rotation and energy flow from the feet, legs, trunk, arm to the hand/racquet; otherwise referred to as the kinetic chain (Kibler et al., 2004).
Furthermore, it is known that proper movement patterns are essential for sound tennis stroke production (Barrell, 2008), and therefore it is important for children to learn and execute these basic locomotive patterns, as footwork and movement on the court are foundational elements of a quality tennis stroke (Elliott et al, 2009).
The power of a tennis stroke is transmitted from the lower extremities through the trunk, upper extremities, hands, and racquet (Akutagawa and Kojima, 2005; Iino and Kojima, 2001; 2003).