Here’s what I propose. Throw back another lob, but make it more of an offensive lob if you can. Hit the lob with some topspin so the ball with bounce high and with some pace, almost more of a moon ball rather than a lob. This will allow you time to get back into position and wait for the return.
Moreover, how do you defend a lob in pickleball?
Hereof, how do you defend against a lob in doubles?
When would you use the lob return shot?
We all know what an effective shot a lob can be in doubles. It can be used to keep an aggressive net player from picking off your cross-court ball, give you time to get back in position after getting pulled off the court, or show your opponents a change of pace if they’re returning your aggressive shots easily.
Run back to about a foot or two behind where you think the ball will land, and turn around again so you are in position with the ball in front of you.
The drop is a soft shot hit off a bounce from deep in the court, intended to land in the opponents’ NVZ, preferably close to the net. Allows the hitting team to follow the shot to the NVZ line.
The overhead smash is the most aggressive offensive shot in pickleball. The smash is a forceful hit executed as high in the air as the player can reach and directed downward at a sharp angle into your opponent’s court. A well-executed smash is almost impossible to defend.
When the ball is served, the receiving team must let it bounce before returning, and then the serving team must let it bounce before returning, thus two bounces.