I am on some new teams this year, so I am playing with some new partners. All nice women, good players, yada yada. What I am finding, however, is that these partners are firm believers in "Forehand Takes The Middle" (FTTM). I, on the other hand, am a "Player In Front Has Priority" (PIFHP) disciple. This is causing me all manner of problems. I play deuce court most of the time. Because of this, I feel confident hitting shots that are often required from the deuce court. These shots include the BH volley and BH overhead. I feel I can poach with my BH volley as competently as I can with my FH volley. Unfortunately, my partners tend to scold me when I take a BH volley, especially if I miss. I will hear things like "That's my FH, so that's my ball" or "Let that one through; it's your BH" or "My pro says FTTM." Equally unsettling is how my partners at net will allow a middle ball to zing by their ear lobe but not play it because it is their BH volley (say, when I serve from the ad side). This leaves me with responsibility for the wide angled ball, the ear lobe ball that I must take as a low FH volley from a deep position, and lobs over their head -- all against a returner who is grooved because the net player hasn't so much as twitched to hit a BH volley poach. I am at wits end with this. Yeah, I guess I can just stand there at net on the deuce side, playing only balls that go to my body or my alley. It is frustrating because it seems there are many returners with weak BH returns who hide on the ad side, and I can do a lot of damage with a BH volley poach on their flimsy returns. This is 4.0 doubles, fer cryin' out loud. How come the default isn't an expectation that people can hit a BH volley?