Padel Magazine - The lob is one of the shots, see the most used shot at padel. If there is one move to master in padel, It's This one !

A good player is one who is able to put 10 lobes in the same place without superfluous action. This is certainly the most important stroke of the padel and so do not miss it, because without the control of the lob, even if you are talented, it's a safe bet that you will not come out winners.

1) Why the lob?

The lob has an eminently strategic role, but let's take a look at some of these characteristics:

  • The lob may seem easy, but doing it in not very comfortable positions is another pair of sleeves ...
  • This is a blow that saves time and so review his strategy over a point.
  • To swing a pair into a defensive position at a position of attack.
  • Rejects rivals, among other things after a service.

This is the shot that can rock a part, much more than all other shots.

2) How to do a lob of padel ?

We can estimate that it is necessary to master two concepts to lob to perfection:

  • A high lob: Which does not allow opponents to spike the ball.
  • A deep lob: The ball high but without depth will not have the desired effect.

The correct height is about 7 to 8 meters at the level of the net. The higher the lob is achieved, the better, because the ball will have a tendency to hit less against the backcourt.

3) Why achieve such a high lob?

  • To save time and better position yourself.
  • To put in difficulty his rivals especially during a possible smash.
  • A ball in the vertical is more difficult to hit than a ball horizontally.

Warning: A high ball that bounces too much off the back window can allow the opponent to smash or hit hard to deliver later. A blow not too vertically and in the corners is recommended ...

Tactically, a cross lob and so in the corners are often difficult to put back, but it is also necessary to play with the opponents.

For example, lobing the opponent's backhand side can be a good strategy. Thus, lobing in the middle can be a good strategy and thus avoid not only a smash of the opponent, but also to break the angles ...

Tactically, lobing in a very awkward and uncomfortable situation doesn't have to pay off. It is better to try in this case to put back a short and slow ball. Why ? The lob will have a good chance of being badly done… Conclusion: Your opponents will crucify you when you were already not in a good position.

Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.