In this video you will learn how to hit a backhand topspin lob.
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In this video, you will learn how to hit a backhand topspin lob.
It is hit high and deep into the opponent's court when they are at the net
The three key steps are the preparation, the shot and the follow through
Use a two handed or an eastern grip for the backhand topspin lob
Do a split step and pivot on your non racket leg
Transfer the weight on it and turn the shoulders sideways
When you turn with your shoulders, both hands should still be on the tennis racket
Bend your knees and drop the racket below the ball, almost at the level of the ankle
The racket face should be closed as you approach the ball
Snap the wrist and flick the ball upward
Transfer your weight onto the backfoot and straigthen the knee as you strike the ball
The upper body should rise as well
Add spin to the ball and aim10 to 15 feet above the opponent
The ascending trajectory and the top spin should land the ball deep
The follow through
Continue the racket through the hitting zone with a high follow through
Extend the racket upward after contact and swing it across above your non racket shoulder
For a one handed backhand, the basics are similar
Get under the ball and add some topspin to the ball
Practice the backhand lob with a partner at the net
Enjoy your game