Bring Your Racquet
“When you’re out of position”
For the average player, the most important time to use to lob is when you are pulled out of position and you need a shot that will give you time to recover and get back into the point. For example, say that a player hits a shot sharply with a lot of angle that pulls you completely off the court. You can make the best of the situation by returning the shot with a lob that’s high and deep. The height will give you time to hustle back to the center of the baseline and the depth will keep your opponent back on the baseline. So when you’re out of position, hit a lob that’s high and deep – and preferably crosscourt to give yourself more court to work with.