Next Level 350 Series

Thank you for attending Lesson 5 of our 12 week Training Series! Please note that lessons do not have to be taken in numerical order. You are welcome to start anytime during the 3 month rotation.
Here are your notes and homework from class. Keep practicing to solidify all you learned.
Looking forward to seeing you next week!


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Lob Mechanic

  • Soft hand, soft stable wrist, soft body
  • Swing forward and up using your legs
  • Contact Point in front -balanced and on the right ball
    • Ball needs to be in front of you
    • Can be taken out of the air or off the bounce
  • Be balanced and in position when choosing this shot
    • It is an attack not a hail mary
    • Expect that it will come back either out of the air or off the bounce

Dinking with Lobs Drill

  • Players start straight on at NVZ
  • A dink rally is started – players wait for the right ball to hit the lob over their opponent
  • Players take turns who is hitting the lob 
  • Players do not run down the lob in this exercise- they are aiming for the ring targets
  • Keep track of how many times they hit a target

Running Down the Lob

Lob & Lob Retrieval Strategy

When and Where to Lob

  • Lobs are an attack!  A gentle attack but still an attack that you use to create an opportunity for your team
  • Where: 
    • Lob straight over people or over backhands
  • When: 
    • Lob when people get really low or have been pulled forward
    • To create an opportunity of surprise and shake up your opponents


Who Should Run Down the Lob in Doubles?

  • The person on the diagonal should run it down
    • They don’t lose sight of the ball as easily on the diagonal and can track it better
  • Person running it down should be calling switch
  • Person not running the lob down should stay at NVZ but turn back and watch partner that is retrieving the lob
    • If they look balanced and are taking the ball well- STAY AT NVZ
    • If they look like they are scrambling and not going to hit a safe ball – BACK UP