OK, what is the best way to beat Lob Queens? Usually, lob queens haven't been a problem. Although 3.0s love to lob, they miss long or short often enough that I've never seen it as a winning strategy. Until last night. We played a 3.5 lob queen who seemed to have deadly accuracy, with her balls skimming the roof and landing near the baseline. Lobbing back was useless, as we always made the mistake first. Bringing the ball down with a groundstroke was not a good percentage play, as we were more likely to miss the groundstroke or hit something poachable. And the reply was yet another lob. Hitting on the rise isn't a skill I have down very well, especially if I'm scrambling the length of the baseline and can't set up well. A drop shot would have been nice, but trying a drop shot from behind the baseline off of a lob in doubles . . . didn't sound like a great plan. In "The Art of Doubles," the author advises using signaled poaches, where the net person signals a poach and then travels laterally and smashes the lob out of the air. Yeah, right. Let's just say that not a 3.0-level strategy, particularly as my partner and I had never played a match together and certainly had never tried signaled poaches together. And she doesn't have an overhead anyway. Is there *anything* else that might have worked against the lob queens?