You hit a lob to surprise your opponent or when you have no alternative defensively. A lob can be an offensive shot as well as a defensive one.
Things You'll Need
- Tennis Shirts
- Tennis Shoes
- Tennis Shorts
- Tennis Socks
- Sports Drinks
- Tennis Bag
- Tennis Balls
- Tennis Racquets
- Sports drinks
Assume the ready position at or near the baseline.
Drop your racket head lower than you would for a normal ground stroke.
Attempt to get under the ball.
Hit the ball on a greater angle than you would for a ground stroke.
Hit the ball up over your opponent's head.
Finish with the racket head over the back shoulder (for offensive topspin).
Be aware that the height of the shot depends on whether it's an offensive lob (hit with topspin) or a defensive lob (hit with underspin).
Tips & Warnings
- Understand that you might hit a lob on the run - from either the front or the back foot.
- Practice with a partner by lobbing the ball over the net to each other, attempting to send the ball as deep into your partner's court as possible.
- Tennis is a physically demanding sport that could result in serious injury. We recommend that you seek the proper training and equipment before undertaking this activity.