The term for a shot hit with a high trajectory, intended to go over the opponent's head, is a "lob". In tennis, a lob is a defensive shot that is used to counter an opponent who is at the net. The lob is hit high into the air, with the intention of landing the ball deep in the opponent's court, and ideally out of their reach. A well-executed lob can force the opponent to retreat from the net and give the lobber more time to get back into position. However, a poorly executed lob can give the opponent an easy opportunity to hit an overhead smash and win the point.