I was trying to decide with a friend when a ball becomes a moonball? I play a few pushers who moonball all of the time, but one says it's just that he puts a lot of spin on the ball. Honestly it doesn't seem that way. He's just lofting it up high to push me back to the baseline, hoping I'll mess up. His ball doesn't have much spin at all. Some people say Nadal is a moonballer, but he has pace and tons of spin to his balls so I wouldn't agree. So when does a ball become a "moonball?" Is it when the ball is a rainbow and has no pace? That would be my definition. I can't imagine much spin coming from someone lofting up a ball with no pace on it. Also, what is the best way to take care of a moonball if it's going to the baseline? Take it early or in the air? Or both depending on the situation? I find it's an extremely boring game to play against this and I am starting to make some inroads on beating this style more consistently, but am still not there 100%. I try to get him to come to the net more and smash as many of weak moonballs that come my way. I find you have to be really patient with this type of play as they don't make many mistakes because they are lofting the ball over. To me I'd rather lose by playing "real" tennis than moonball and keep it in. Eventually the person working on taking full strokes with pace will be able to completely dismantle a moonballer.