Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
I was taught that the player over whose head the ball is going should make an immediate decision on whether they are or are not going to play that lob. If so, they say "Mine." If not, they say "Switch" or some such.
That's a lot of pressure on the lobbee. The net person should assume an overhead. The partner should assume no overhead. As the two move into position, it should become evident what to do. If the net person can get into position to hit an overhead, great. If not, she will abort and switch. Then the partner will return the lob.