Originally Posted by firepanda
Just a quick poll to sate my curiosity.
When your opponent's at the net and you're at or behind the baseline do you usually pass to end the point, or lob to get him out of your face? I'm very aware that which shot depends on the circumstances, but which shot do you prefer to hit and hit most ofter?
In general, if your opponent hits a deep approach shot to the open court and you have to chase the ball, you would have a better chance throwing a lob to stay alive, an offensive lob if you are fast. I, a 4.0-4.5 player, would lob 75% of the time, while my son, a 5.0-5.5 player, would hit a passing shot 75% of the time.