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With the exception of the serve, all tennis strokes are backhands or forehands; for a right-handed player, strokes on the right are forehands and strokes on the left are backhands.
strokes [1] half-volley serve volley

half-volley click to hear

Stroke by which the ball is hit on the short hop below the knees; the half-volley is used mainly while approaching the net.

serve click to hear

Putting the ball into play by striking it above the head from behind the baseline; the server has two serves to put the ball diagonally into the service court.

volley click to hear

Stroke executed before the ball bounces; it is usually played near the net.