The position of a player or bat when guarding the wicket.
When a defensive player prevents an incoming puck from entering his/her goal by intercepting the puck with the mallet.
A shot that flies straight but to the right of the target (for a right handed player).
Shot that goes straight, but suddenly makes a turn to the right (assuming you are a right handed golfer)
A play by one or more players who attempt to intercept the ball over tor near the net.
1) The name given to the movement to prevent the clubface from turning naturally through impact. 2) A shot that flies straight but to the right of the target.
To intercept a player's shot, preventing the ball from continuing on its path towards the basket.
a defensive shot done mostly against loops and smashes, where the racket is in a closed position to keep the ball on the table
when a ball, on which the striker is dead, intrudes in the direct path the striker ball would take to score its wicket.
Where a player hits a ball late in their swing. A block often results in a slice/banana.
A shot the goes straight right of the intended target.
Blocking is a defensive skill used to counter a spike coming from close to the net. A block is usually made by jumping in the air and raising a leg and/or back to divert the ball back into the opponent's court. A block counts as one contact.
This is the cause of a shot that is pushed to the right (for right-handers). The cause is usually a result of not rotating the forearms. This is different from a "slice" because slices start to the left then fade to the right. The path of a block is straight, but off line.
A shot, usually from near the net, on which the racket is not swung, but simply used as a "backboard" to return the shuttlecock.
The act of jumping in the air and using the hands and/or upper part of the body to intercept or divert a ball coming from the opponents' court. A player who makes a block may touch the ball a second successive time without being penalized. That counts as his team's first touch.
a defensive shot with relatively little backswing, usually while returning a serve
A return shot where the racket is held in front of the ball with little movement at the point of contact, used to defend against hard shots or when a player is out of position.
A defensive play above the net by one or more players, which attempts to intercept or channel a spiked ball. If two blockers go up, it is a DOUBLE BLOCK, if three blockers go up, it is a TRIPLE BLOCK.
To contact your opponent, with any part of the body. There are various types of blocks, such as the basic block (which involves chest to chest contact), the shoulder block (which, obviously, involves using one's shoulder to contact), the scramble or reach block (designed to tangle up an oncoming opponent who is playing outside of your position), and pass blocking (delaying the oncoming defensive line to allow your quarterback to act).
The position taken by the batsman when waiting for a ball to be bowled. Can also be used to describe a defensive batting stroke.
Rehearsal to determine the position and movement of the camera, actors, and crew during a particular shot or scene.
A short punched groundstroke that is used when returning a very fast ball
To block an opposing player from spiking the ball by jumping at the net with arms in the air.
To play a shot by delaying the rotation of the wrists during a swing. This causes the clubface not to be square at the point of impact resulting in a sliced ball.
rebound shot which is played as soon as the ball bounces, when the player lets the ball hit the bat rather than the other way round
An offensive player moves a defensive player away from the ball.
A quick, off the bounce return of an aggressive drive done by just holding the racket in the ball's path.
To hit a slice by delaying the rotation of the wrists, forcing the clubhead to arc from inside to outside at impact. Usually done deliberately because of the ball's location.
A defensive play by one or more players meant to deflect a spiked ball back to the hitter's court. It may be a combination of one, two or three players jumping in front of the opposing spiker and contacting the spiked ball with the hands.
a type of batsman's shot played by holding the bat vertically in the path of the ball, without swinging the bat, so that the ball loses momentum and drops quickly to the pitch, designed to defend the batsman's wicket and pads from being hit by the ball; a front foot defensive. v.i. to play a block shot. v.t. to hit the ball with a block. a synonym for guard.
To return the ball by holding the racket stationary rather than swinging it.
Defensive batting stroke expertly played by Geoff Boycott, whose repetitive blocking tactics often sent fielders to sleep, enabling him to cut loose.
Shot that flies straight but to the right of the target (see push).
In basketball, a block (short for blocked shot) occurs when a defensive player legally deflects a shot from an offensive player. The defender must not touch the offensive player's hands or otherwise a foul is called. In order to be legal, the block must occur while the shot is traveling upward.