To keep back or behind; to prevent from starting or moving forward; to check; to retard; to obstruct; to bring to a full stop; -- often followed by from; as, an accident hindered the coach; drought hinders the growth of plants; to hinder me from going.
Interference that deprives the opponent of a fair chance to make a shot. There are two types, avoidable and unavoidable.
A phase of play wherein there is accidental interference with an opponent, or obstruction of the flight of the ball.
Interference causing stoppage of play either during a rally or service.
To obstruct or delay the progress of
To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.
be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project"
hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"