The excessive lob is one thing you’ll be able to face both outdoors or if the ceiling is excessive sufficient on an inside court docket. Let’s have a look at what your shot choices are.
The best shot that you should utilize towards the excessive lob is a bandeja which is a sluggish, managed smash distinctive to padel the place you information the ball into the corners or down the middle so as to return to your place on the internet as shortly as doable.
Let’s take a more in-depth have a look at how finest to make use of your varied choices to cope with a excessive lob.
How Deep Is The Lob You Are Going through
If the lob is performed brief you have got the liberty to be as aggressive as you select along with your shot.
You may both play an aggressive bandeja or an aggressive smash earlier than and even after the ball bounces.
If the lob is deep then you’ll want to determine whether or not or not you’ll be able to afford to let the ball bounce as a result of there’s an actual chance that the ball might bounce up excessive sufficient to go over the again fence and also you to lose the purpose.
If that’s the case then you’ll undoubtedly have to play your return to the excessive lob earlier than the ball bounces.
The place Are Your Opponents Standing On The Court docket
If each of your opponents are behind the court docket then you’ll be able to play a standard bandeja and return to the web place right away. Nevertheless, if each of your opponents are on the internet then you’ll want to be taking a look at some completely different choices.
Whether it is early within the match then you’ll be able to angle your bandeja into the completely different areas round your opponents. That may be both down the middle or into the corners or all the way down to the fence.
Use the momentum of your opponent’s rush as much as the web towards them by enjoying your bandeja fastidiously and softly in order that the ball goes again previous them whereas they’re nonetheless transferring ahead.
Later within the match, in case your opponents are capable of block your bandeja simply then it could be time to play an aggressive shot extra in direction of their physique. Nevertheless, this isn’t a really pleasant factor to do in case you are enjoying a social recreation. This won’t be the most suitable choice to have the ability to hold pals after the sport has completed.
Nevertheless, if this can be a match recreation or another actually essential recreation then enjoying a shot in direction of your opponent’s physique might actually work as a result of it gained’t give them sufficient time to correctly place themselves to have the ability to block the shot again whether it is coming in in direction of their physique.
Present Confidence When Returning A Excessive Lob
In case your opponents can see that you just lack confidence in coping with a excessive lob they may hold peppering you with excessive lob after excessive lob after excessive lob and the extra awkward you develop into along with your coping with the excessive lob the more severe it is going to get.
It’s because as quickly as you begin lacking a few of these pictures you’ll develop into even much less assured which signifies that every successive excessive lob will develop into progressively worse and worse so that you can deal with.
At the start of the sport hit your excessive lob return with as a lot confidence as you’ll be able to. In different phrases, play the shot with the depth as should you’re actually going for a particular type of shot. Even should you miss that shot you’ll be giving the impression which you can address coping with a excessive lob and that you’ve very particular pictures to play towards a excessive lob.
This in and of itself will present that you’re not afraid of this probably tough shot and that may put your opponents off from attempting to play the excessive lob towards you too usually.
Have Your Racket-Head Up Early
Because the excessive lob involves you, use the time whereas getting your self into place to have your racket prepared and excessive early. Be able to hit a stable bandeja with intent in direction of the middle or the corners and reclaim your internet place, which is in spite of everything the purpose of the bandeja.
If you wish to be taught extra in regards to the bandeja which is the precise shot that you’ll want to use when coping with excessive lobs then go and take a look on the article that I wrote right here on the World Padel Insider on precisely how you need to go about studying to play the bandeja as is a vital and distinctive shot to the sport of padel.