Dec 152014

The goal of the lob serve is to prevent your opponent from having an easy offensive shot. The lob serve allows the server time to relocate to center court. A good lob serve will pin your opponent in a back corner and force them to hit a ceiling ball or make a weak return.

In this video, Ben Croft explains the basics of hitting an effective lob serve. He suggests that by keeping a wide athletic stance with knees bent and a firm wrist, you will be able to maintain better control when hitting the lob serve. It is also helpful to have a short back-swing combined with a complete follow through.