When stepping on the court to play a new player, the first thing you should identify is whether your opponent is left handed or right handed. This will help you identify where your lobs should be hit. By establishing this in the warm-up, there will be no indecision when it’s time for you to execute your lobs, because you have already identified where you need them to go before the beginning of the match. You are not always going to be able to hit the perfect topspin lob that lands deep, just inside the baseline. During a point, if you can hit your lob to your opponent’s backhand side and it falls a little short, usually that shot will not come back as your opponent will miss hit it. If your opponent is able to get the ball back, it will likely come back weak and you will have an opportunity to put the point away.
Most players can not hurt you from their backhand side. If you are just out there hitting lobs to your opponent’s forehand side, then your opponent will likely finish the point and you will not give yourself an opportunity to be successful. Play smart and hit your lobs to your opponent’s backhand side.
As always, Keep On Playing.