Correct technique for throwing up lob on backhand side

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  1. pondus

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    What is the right technique for throwing up a lob on the back hand side (one handed) when being stretched way out wide? Is it a flick of the wrist or is the body still involved? And where is the best contact point? Is it possible to do it when the ball is on the rise, or should it be falling?
     
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  2. LeeD

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    Rise or falling, don't matter.
    You can hit it with topspin or underspin.
    You can wrist flick a desperation lob, or set, shift forwards, and slice a deliberate lob...or with topspin.
    What matters is your attempt to clear netperson and keep it within the baseline.
     
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  3. luvforty

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    you can't control depth very well with wrist flicks... put some mass behind it... use your elbow to bump the ball over the opps head, it will land deep every time.
     
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  5. LeeD

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    If you can lob like that, you'd be at least a 5.5 and wouldn't need OUR advice.
    OTOH, Agassi has hit plenty of 1hbh sliced lobs on a full run.
     
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  6. corners

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    I like to practice lobbing solo off dropped balls. Did a couple of buckets one time before my opponent showed up and was lobbing with psyche crushing accuracy all match. :)

    Sorry, not about technique. But sometimes technique reveals in just hitting a bunch of balls.
     
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  7. LeeD

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    KNOWING what to do is no substitute for practicing how to do it.
     
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  8. Power Player

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    The video tells you how to practice every shot. It has great tips for any lob.
     
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  9. LeeD

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    Great tip...
    Lob over the netperson's reach.
    Lob under the baseline of your opponent.
    Now practice that.
     
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    The OP asked for the proper technique to hit the lob. The video I posted shows and explains that.
     
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  11. USS Tang

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    Take a full swing. Do not flick wrist. Do not use "body English" to lift ball.
     
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  12. LeeD

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    Did Pondus ask for a video?
     
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