A pickleball lob is an effective and necessary shot to have and is used at all levels of play … yes even the pro’s lob.
Consequently, how do you hit a lob shot in pickleball?
Also question is, how do you return a lob serve in pickleball?
What is the most aggressive shot in pickleball?
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.
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.
Offensive: An unexpected lob from the NVZ line over your opponent at the NVZ line or as he/she is running to the net. Defensive: A lob from the baseline allowing the lobbing team time to move to the NVZ line.
A drop shot is a great, strategic option anytime you and your partner are not at the non-volley line, but your opponents are. This scenario – with one team positioned at the non-volley line and one team back near the baseline – plays out virtually every time after the serve (1st shot) and return-of-serve (2nd shot).
Backswing: the motion of swinging the pickleball paddle back from the ready position before following thru with foreward swing. Backhand: Shot where player strikes the ball on the opposite side from their dominant forehand.