This demonstration aims to give you simple pickleball drills to practice both offensive and defensive lobs. During this pickleball lesson, Coach Carrie explains the key focus to master the pickleball lob. These drills give you options to move your team forward on the court and move your opponents back on the court. Offensive lobs move your opponents back on the court and are performed typically on the NVZ and are ...a surprise shot. Defensive lobs are performed in the transition zone and are used to move your team forward.
Use this defensive lob sparingly when you see your opponent rush the net. The offensive lobs can be drilled by adding more hits to your dinking progression before lobbing. Work on disguising the shot and making it a surprise. Drill for consistency in depth and placement over the backhand side on each side of the court.
If you would like to learn additional tips on lobs, check out in our library the "Pickleball Tips to Recognize When To Hit A Lob" lesson.
The lob is a fundamental shot in pickleball. This shot is hit with height and depth to pass over the head and paddle of the opposing team. This shot will give your team time to recover and push your opponents out of position. This shot can be done in any court zone, but as you advance in play, it is mostly used at the Non Volley Zone, NVZ line, also known as (the kitchen).
During the "Pickleball Tips to Recognize When To Hit A Lob" lesson, Coach Carrie Lane explains basic pickleball principles of what to look for in your opponents that would lend to using a lob.
The key focus of the offensive lob is to move your opponent off the NVZ line, this pickleball strategy is usually done as a surprise shot, so it is disguised by using a dink motion to catch opponents off guard.
If you are trying to learn how to hit a lob in pickleball, check out the "How To Hit A Lob" lesson in our pickleball library. This lesson will show you the fundamentals of how to hit a lob. Coach Carrie Lane will show the grip, body and feet positioning, a first step to transfer your body weight, and the arm/paddle position.
Because the lob is a fundamental shot, this lesson will help you learn to do it correctly to catch your opponent off guard and move opponents away from the kitchen or non volley zone (NVZ). The lob is hit like a dink with an exaggerated follow-through motion.
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1. Pickleball Drills To Hit Offensive Lobs
2. Dink Attack
3. Pickleball Drill: Contact Point At Non Volley Zone
4. Pickleball Drill: Transition From The Baseline to NVZ
5. Pickleball Drills: Overhead Smash
6. Pickleball Drills: Serve Strategy And Options
7. Pickleball Tips to Recognize When To Hit A Lob
8. How To Hit A Lob in Pickleball
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