drills for practicing lobs

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Roforot, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. Roforot

    Roforot Professional

    Feb 21, 2004
    To improve our doubles game, my partner and I will dedicate 5-10 minutes each practice session just to hitting offensive lobs. I have a good fundamental idea of how to hit the stroke and just want to groove it. He was thinking that one of us could hit lobs and the other could work on overheads at the same time? I worry that would be an exercise in frustration. I was wondering if both of us should be at the baseline and practice a moonballer's rally? What are your tips?

    p.s. thanks to all who helped w/ the previous post
  2. Camilio Pascual

    Camilio Pascual Hall of Fame

    Feb 11, 2004
    One of the safest shots against a lob is another lob, so that moonballers' rally makes sense. Also, you should practice against groundstrokes, especially approach shots, which generally will be lower and sliced, even from top spinning baseliners. Increase the pace to get an idea of what kind of time you need to unload a lob, they take more time than regular groundstrokes. Good luck.
  3. joebedford

    joebedford Rookie

    Mar 27, 2004
    My buddies and I usually practice lobs and overheads at the same time, but just playing off of feeds would probably be a good approach as well.

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