Also to know is, how do you handle a lob in pickleball?
Also question is, what is a lob in pickleball?
A lofted shot that sends the ball high overhead and deep. Purpose: To catch the opponent off guard or force him/her back to the baseline (offensive). It can also be effective as a defensive shot to buy time to get into position for an offensive shot.
How do you defend against a lob in doubles?
There are some similarities to the tennis lob but in pickleball, there are two types of lobs. A defensive lob is hit primarily from the baseline while your opponents are at the non-volley zone. An offensive lob is when all four players are at the non-volley zone.
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.
Basics – Dinks
A soft shot hit on a bounce from the NVZ intended to arc over the net and land within the opposing NVZ either straight across or diagonally crosscourt. An effective dink arcs downward as it crosses the net, creating a more difficult shot to return than a power shot.
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 to Hit a Lob
If you notice your opponent leaning forward, into the non-volley zone, consider hitting a pickleball lob. As discussed in a previous post, you want to keep your head and chest up when you are at the non-volley zone line.