Hi, I need some advice. Let me preface the question by saying I'm playing 3.5 doubles and my style of play is pretty much like the screen name suggests, except for a somewhat respectable forehand. My partner is a solid player with soft hands and a force at the net. We just played a team that loved charging the net and going two-up as soon as possible. Despite barely eeking out a victory it brought a few questions to my mind about how I'm playing the game. Whenever I'm playing poorly at the net (often) I like to fall into a two-back formation and wait for my partner to work his way up to the net while I take the baseline. Here are the questions: 1.) Does this strategy suck? Would it be better to stay at the net, no matter how bad you are, and force the opposing team to at least think about making a decent cross court shot? 2.) How much would this tick you off if you were partnered with me? After all, I'm forcing him to generate pretty much all of our offensive threat. Granted, he's good at it, but still. Since he's a nice guy, I'd never know if he was really thinking, "hey - how about a little help here, A-hole?" 3.) Poaching. I suck at it, but our opponents reminded me of how effective it can be at disturbing your concentration. It forced some UE's out of me just by making me split my attention. Anyhow, I rarely poach. Do you think it's worth doing, even if I flub the put-away (very likely) just to put that fear in the opponents head? Thanks for the help.