approach shot



  • noun
    (written as approach-shot)
    an unorthodox attacking stroke played with a full swing of the bat (the term is borrowed from the vocabulary of golf)
    Citation ‘He really scarcely made a fine stroke throughout, and he indulged in an extraordinary variety of approach-shots and mishits all over the field’ (Headlam 1903)


  • noun in tennis, a shot hit deep into the opponent’s court, designed to give the player time to approach the net for the next shot