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Covering lobs

It is better for your partner to run and get the lob rather than you hit a weak smash, especially if it is going to put you out of position. However, it is important to not only switch sides but get back as far as you can as well. This is because your partner is likely to have to hit a lob in return and the player who hit the lob should have followed it into the net so you will need to defend well by being at the baseline.

You can see how each player moves after a successful lob below: