Several years ago I was playing a boatload of tennis: 4.5 USTA league, and in club-arranged tennis parties that had several former college players who were active and winning in the NYC 5.0 - 5.5 USTA leagues. I was fortunate to be taken a little under the wing by a few of these guys in particular, who taught me how to really play doubles. It was an incredibly exciting and fun game the way they played it. Life and a couple of injuries got in the way, and after a long break I've just starting playing again in a 3.5 USTA league, 1st singles / 2nd doubles. Lost my first match, won the rest, and as I'd hoped I'm starting to feel the confidence coming back. I'm having trouble with adapting to what I'm being told is doubles at the 3.5 level, though. Instead of "steady player in deuce court / aggressive player in ad court" it's "better BH takes ad court", and instead of the receiver working his way to net if / as possible it's charge the net at all costs. I've politely resisted my teammate's and team coach's suggestions that I change the way I play (basically, as receiver I wait until I there's an approach opportunity before taking a net position, and I keep my feet moving and adjust constantly to where the ball and the three other players are), but it's really starting to get contentious during practice. I've been paired with a 3.0 who is playing up, who in the last practice started screaming at me that I wasn't playing right blah blah blah even though I completely carried his ass in our recent doubles match win in the 3.5 league. I worry that if I keep resisting I'm going to get an rep as an "attitude" player, but the club doesn't have a 4.0 or higher team so I guess I'm pretty much stuck where I am until I win my way out and get moved to 4.0. The coach has acknowledged that my grasp of doubles is how 5.0+ players play, but has insisted that what he's teaching is appropriate for 3.0 - 3.5 players and, basically, I should shut up and go along with it.