Today at the courts I hit FOUR lob volleys on one point alone. Against old farts who can't run or change directions.
And yes, level of play makes a huge difference, but this guy I mentioned who hit topspin volleys off both sides is about a 4.5 doubles player. Topspin with some sidespin added for a mishit volley that is very effective and consistent. Strong W grip, same face of the racket, not Kiteboard.