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strokes [2]click to hear

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 [2] smash drop shot lob

smash click to hear

Powerful stroke executed when the ball is over the head; usually played after a lob, the smash is meant to bounce out of the opponent’s reach.

drop shot click to hear

Short shot by which the ball falls just behind the net with almost no bounce.

lob click to hear

Stroke by which the ball is sent high into the air over the opponent’s head when this player is in the forecourt.