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  • n. A player who hits volleys.


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volley +‎ -er


  • The 29-year-old serve-and-volleyer is part of a dying breed, and while he's seeded ninth, his style of play lends itself to success on grass, not clay. - Notebook: Henman juices up French Open intrigue

  • Borg is the cool Swedish baseliner, McEnroe the tempestuous New Yorker and fearless volleyer.

    A Rivalry Renewed—Over Drinks

  • A pedant might take issue with his early inability to take the half-chances he was offered and a better volleyer than Tsonga might have caused more angst in pale evening sunshine.

    Wimbledon 2010: Andy Murray's passion play dazzles Centre Court stars

  • She has always, as described by the es-sayist Frank Deford, "" been the other, the odd one, alone: left-hander in a right-handed universe, gay in a straight world; defector, immigrant, the (last?) gallant volleyer among all those duplicate baseline bytes ... she was the European among Americans; she leaves as the American among Europeans -- and the only grown-up left in the tennis crib. ''

    The Passion Of A Champion

  • Ancic has a huge serve and is a good volleyer but has a suspect ground game.

    WIMBLEDON 2008: Men's Quarterfinals Preview

  • One of tennis 'best athletes and a great volleyer, Rafter found it almost impossible to get a passing shot by Sampras - partially because his serve never put the American under pressure.

    Rafter admits nerves cost him title

  • He will be a volleyer who can safely advance to the net, yet his attack will be based on a ground game.

    The Art of Lawn Tennis

  • He is a brilliant volleyer, cutting off at sharp angles the hardest drives.

    The Art of Lawn Tennis

  • Let this be a constant reminder to you of the fact that all ground strokes should have a clear margin of safety of some 8 inches to a foot above the net, except when attempting to pass a very active volleyer.

    The Art of Lawn Tennis

  • I mean that a volleyer must always cover the straight passing shot since it is the shortest shot with which to pass him, and he must volley straight to his opening and not waste time trying freakish curving volleys that give the baseliner time to recover.

    The Art of Lawn Tennis


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