Hitting an Offensive Lob

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The most important aspect to hit an effective offensive lob is disguise. Ideally you need to be in an offensive position, fake a passing shot and change to a lob at the last second. Your goal is to hit the lob just above the opponent’s reach and with topspin so that you can force him.

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Hitting a Defensive Lob

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o hit an effective defensive lob use a very short backswing, get under the ball and hit straight up finishing with the racquet high.

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A Common Mistake When Lobbing

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A common mistake when lobbing is to look up too early therefore missing the sweet spot on the racquet head. A lob requires precision and a clean contact point. Keep your head still until the ball leaves your racquet!

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How to Return a Deep Lob that Gets Over your Head

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Ideally you should always try to hit an overhead when the opponent lobs. However, there are times when the lob is so deep that you will have to run behind it and hit it after it bounces. In those occasions, it is important that you run to the side of the ball and not directly at the ball in order …

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Learn how to Lob Against and Overhead

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We believe – no, we know – that one of the main reasons girls have a difficult time learning to hit overheads is due to the fact that their training partners are usually not able to control…

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Offensive and Defensive Lobs

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A lob is an important shot in tennis and can win you many points. There are two types of lobs: The defensive lob which is high and deep and is used to buy you time to recover from a difficult situation and the offensive lob, which is low and fast and is used to force the opponent. The defensive lob …

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