In doubles, is it better to hit a lob that is too short or too long? Here are two contrary opinions.
If you hit it too short, the net man has an easy put-away overhead – that he could either NOT put away and allow you back in the point; or he could miss it altogether and you are “gifted” the point.
If you hit it too long, it is out. End of point. So the answer should be obvious.
But I believe, in the long run, it is better to miss long rather than giving your opponents the opportunity to crush an overhead at you or your partner. Not only will they win the point; but they gain the psychological advantage of “dominating” the point.
And if you hit one or two lobs long, you can more easily adjust your sights and end up with many more offensive lobs that will win YOU points + gain the psychological advantage over your opponents.
Earn a PhD
So when lobbing, “Put it higher and Deeper” and you will earn your PhD in lobbing!
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