In my last match, we were down match point. I was at the baseline receiving; partner was at net. I returned, opponent hit it back, blah, blah, blah. She was inching up toward net, but I don't really really remember her exact position. Then I hit a lob, and I could tell it was a good one when it left my racquet. It was either going to land on the baseline (hopefully for a winner on these cramped indoor courts) or it was going out. I came to the service line. Opponent's partner remained at net; opponent ran back to play the ball off the bounce. It landed it, and the other player sent up a hail Mary lob in my direction. OK, now I admit I blew it, OK? I was kind of admiring my shot and expecting hers to go long, so I reacted way late. It was definitely going too deep to overhead (although maybe it wouldn't have been had I not been asleep at the switch), but playing from the ad court it would have required me to run around it or do a backhand overhead smash. I turned and tried to run it down, but it bounced in the back corner and I couldn't reach it. Match over. My partner said I never should have followed the lob to net, as the opponent was likely to lob me back. I was thinking she'd send me a short lob or floater groundstroke which I could put away. But I have to admit that if I had stayed back, I might have had an easy overhead despite my mental errors. So. I know you follow to the net any lob that drives both opponents off the net. If your opponents are also one-up, one-back, do you still follow your lob to the net as soon as you realize opponents can't overhead it? This seems to come up a lot at my level. My instinct is to come to net if I hit *any* good deep lob, but my partners tend to think this is a mistake because a lob is such a likely reply to a lob. And they are usually right that the reply will be a lob.