Here is a checklist for the defensive lob:
- Continental grip
- Prepare to the heights of contact point
- Head still
- Short or no backswing
- Long smooth follow through
- 45 degree contact point
- The closer you are to the net the great the angle of contact point
- Full pivot to execute backhands
- Smaller pivot to execute forehands.
- Balance is a plus
Once you master the defensive lob, your partners will have an easier time competing with you. You will give them time to recover and help them feel safer as well. You will also frustrate very good opponents who will have to restart the point. The wind can also be a helper.
Best on the Courts!