Definition of Forehand stroke
1. Noun. (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash).
Category relationships: Squash, Squash Rackets, Squash Racquets, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Tennis
Generic synonyms: Return
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Literary usage of Forehand stroke
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1. Methods and Players of Modern Lawn Tennis by Jahial Parmly Paret (1922)
"THE forehand stroke FOUR CARDINAL POINTS TO REMEMBER: 1—Learn the drop-stroke and use it always" against a volleyer at the net. ..."
2. Racquets, Tennis, and Squash by Eustace Hamilton Miles (1903)
"forehand stroke, with apparatus. Two positions . 79 15. Moore, in a squash-court, ... The forehand stroke (incomplete apparatus) . . 157 23. ..."
3. First Steps to Lawn Tennis by Alfred Ernest Beamish (1922)
"The forehand stroke The beginner usually treats this stroke far too lightly, and it suffers accordingly. The chief faults in its making appear to be a far ..."
4. On the Court and Off by Anthony F. Wilding (1912)
"On the contrary, the backhand is generally quite as effective as the forehand stroke. This is not the case in Australia. The majority of Australian players ..."
5. The Complete Lawn Tennis Player by Arthur Wallis Myers (1908)
"On close examination of their hold they will probably find that the backhand grip, in this case a fixed grip, is being used for the forehand stroke; ..."