No way to Get: How to hit a Forehand Topspin Lob and a Backhand Topspin Lob in Tennis – Coach Parek Pratim reveals the 11 Keys to hitting the picture perfect topspin lob to dismay your opponent

There are few things more frustrating and demoralizing than being completely beaten by a topspin lob. The realization that there was nothing you can do about the shot as it climbs past you and your fastest backpedals and still land well inside the court is especially frustrating. In this article, India’s former U18 #1 and Singapore Open Champion Coach Parekh Pratim shows you how to hit the perfect forehand topspin lob and backhand topspin lob to own the most devastating offence in a defensive situation.

Coach Pratim sets up for a forehand topspin lob like a regular forehand
Coach Pratim sets up for a forehand topspin lob like a regular forehand
  1. Any grip for eastern grip to full western grip would be able to hit a good topspin lob on the forehand. One the backhand, use the eastern backhand grip;

  2. The mindset must be to hit a winner. There is no second shot to the topspin lob. So you must fully commit to the shot;

  3. Substantially less forward swing. Racquet drops well below the ball and pulls aggressively upwards from almost a vertical plane from 6-12;

  4. Don’t be afraid to swing “fast”. It helps to make the ball climb, beat the oppoent’s backpaddle, and drops quickly into court once it loses energy at the top of the arc;

  5. Disguise the shot like you are going to hit a straight pass so that your opponent will lean forward on his split step;

  6. Do not hit it running forward, only from a neutral position or better leg, on your backfoot;

  7. Bend your knees so that you can extend upwards onto the shot (not forward);

  8. Aim very high up in the air, at least 10-15 feet;

  9. Focus on “grabbing the ball” with your racquet strings and creating a lot of friction between the racquet-strings and the ball. It is a glancing blow;

  10. Finish your swing with your racquet high; and

  11. Try to aim over your opponent’s backhand side for additional safety.

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