Originally Posted by Mongolmike
I don't moonball (am not a patient or proficient lobber), but a friend does this shot to me often from his baseline on a ball that bounces to him over shoulder height. It has wicked side spin which wrenches my racquet when I try to move in for a volley, and skids really low if I let it bounce... it stays so low I have trouble getting under it for my topspin FH or BH. So I end up blocking it back on a short hop, and he has usually followed his shot in and has an open court volley put-away. The shot you describe is a weapon if you can hit it well... it's big trouble for me for sure. I respectfully hate that shot and can see how it could punish a moonballer or pusher.
Yep...soon as I see moonballing I just smile because I have my game plan in place. Works even better on clay because the ball digs in and comes up about ankle height.