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A dig is when you dive to get the ball and most of the time in beach volleyball, you extend one arm and hit it with just that one arm.

I started playing beach volleyball in Hermosa Beach in'55. The dig came from the feeling of digging it out of the beach without allowing the ball (spike) to hit the sand first. Never heard of it being with one hand.

The announcers at the Olympics call any shot returned a dig. Even high shots. They're just clueless appointees of NBC executives But that's redundant isn't it? Probably have never played volleyball.

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