The lob sevice return
is one of the best weapons in competitive doubles. Here's a great
drill to practice it:
Two doubles teams face
each other. One side serves a second serve, and the server stays
put. The receiver lobs the return over the net player and comes
to net. They play the point out.
This helps the serving
team learn to respond to lobs, and helps the receiving team to
learn to handle an aggressive opponent.The serving team develops
mobility (switching to cover the lob) and communication ("Switch!").
And it helps the receiving team to become more aggressive and
learn how to turn a point around. Let a side serve until a game
has been won, then switch.