Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
Hmmm. I kind of thought that calling "Mine" or suchlike was good practice. It tells the partner that you are large and in charge and are going to hit a confident shot (remember, I'm not supposed to be looking at you). If I hear "Mine," then I know we have resolved the issue of who will play the ball and I can focus on other matters.
Don't know about the large part.
But the story doesn't end with "mine." You need to switch if necessary. If the lob is behind you and your partner is going to get it, you need to switch to the other court.