Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In lawn-tennis, the play of the player who stands nearest the net, and who usually volleys.

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Examples

  • As in London, he came under savage early attack, losing his opening service game and struggling to deal with Federer's assertive net-play.

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  • Venus broke back immediately to steal the momentum, however, and then steamrolled the Italian in the last set with confident net-play.

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  • Venus broke back immediately to steal the momentum, however, and then steamrolled the Italian in the last set with confident net-play.

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  • Williams broke back immediately to steal the momentum, however, and then steamrolled the Italian in the last set with confident net-play.

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  • Venus broke back immediately to steal the momentum, however, and then steamrolled the Italian in the last set with confident net-play.

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  • This wasn't the ace-fuelled five-set match against the big-serving Karlovic, this was hours of exertion, scampering net-play and punishing baseline rallies.

    Davis Cup

  • This wasn't the ace-fuelled five-set match against the big-serving Karlovic, this was hours of exertion, scampering net-play and punishing baseline rallies.

    Davis Cup

  • This wasn't the ace-fuelled five-set match against the big-serving Karlovic, this was hours of exertion, scampering net-play and punishing baseline rallies.

    Davis Cup

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