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Topspin lobbing

Sorry this post isn't directly about the WTA tour, I am finding in my own game my topspin lob is inconsistent, but when I get it right, I can't disguise it and leave it to the last minute like Hewit does. Anyone have any tips?

Just a general note about lobs: in the women's game noone seems to use them; the only lobs that stand out in my memory are those by Sharapova in the wimby final, which sound as though they were more good luck than practice, from what she said, and a couple of shot by Serena in various matches.
It seems to be a shot used far more by the men. Can anyone shed any light on why?

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Topspin lob: See Martina Hingis or Chris Evert on tape if you can.

It really is a lost shot these days.

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'fraid I hadn't discovered the great game when they were around.
I saw Hantuchova against Kuznetsova in Eastbourne final last yr, and there was NO net play! on GRASS!

It's wrong!!!

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to do a good top spin lob, if you have a good forehand top spin is very ez to carry out when you do your lob make the same mouvement of a forehand at the last second you up the ball very fast with a mouvement of arm with a lot of conviction you need a very big swing
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to do a good top spin lob, if you have a good forehand top spin is very ez to carry out when you do your lob make the same mouvement of a forehand at the last second you up the ball very fast with a mouvement of arm with a lot of conviction you need a very big swing
can't describe it better... myskina has a fine lob i think...

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There is only one word synonymous with lob, KIM. some players may play them like maria or serena or myskina but for Kim it is her stable diet. She can hit them even when she is totally out of position and rarely misses.
If you want a tip, go watch kim's matches. and when you are done doing that, watch them again.

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justine has a great lob too!
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Topspin lob: See Martina Hingis or Chris Evert on tape if you can.

It really is a lost shot these days.
You're right, they both had fantastic lobs. Tracy Austin was also known for hers.
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lobing is fun!
it's the tennis equivalent of yelling on someone "noooooooooooob!!!"
so funny.

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I think Sanchez-Vicario had the best lob I've ever seen. When you're trying to hit, you really need to stroke through the ball all the way. Too often, players stop the forward motion of their shot on the lob -- that's when you tend to pop them up, making for an easy sitter. The best topspin lobs aren't necessarily high lobs -- but they're high enough to go over someone's head, hit the court and bounce away. You can hit an effective lob without topspin, but you still need to be willing to hit through the shot. My topspin lob off the backhand is non-existent, but I have a pretty good backhand lob because I hit through the ball -- which takes it very high and deep. Except, of course, for the million or so that come in about 6-7 feet high about 2-3 feet over the net!!!! You gotta love this sport!
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Sanchez lob was the most awesome lob ever!!!! Magdalena Maleeva has an outstanding lob, too.

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I think she's hit the most exquisite lobs I've ever seen, and from as close in as the service line.

She hit a lob on Venus that was just out of Venus' reach, but landed a few feet behind her and ran away for a winner it was great to watch.

My topspin lobs usually land w/in inches of the baseline (in). I can hit them even when it seems i'm out of position(lots of wrist action) My favorite is when i'm on the run, even more surprising to your opponent.

I'm now working on w/some success a tospin lob swing volley.

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Myskina has an awesome lob shot. Its a bit scary tho cause it looks like its going to go out but its always ends up well in the court.
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Topspin lob: See Martina Hingis or Chris Evert on tape if you can.

It really is a lost shot these days.
Hingis hit some beauties at the AO 01 QF & SF!

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Hingis hit some beauties at the AO 01 QF & SF!
She had great touch w/that shot...she hit one that looked like it parted Venus' hair on the way down...LOL

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