The latest issue of USTA tennis magazine has an interview with the Bryans where they give the following tips: 1. Move together. Imagine a 7 foot rope connecting the partners. If one is pulled wide, other moves into the center. 2. Elect to serve if you win the toss. First to serve can be deciding factor in doubles. 3. Shoot for a 75% first serve percentage by taking speed off. Two reasons given for reduction in speed: a) to increase percentage and thus chances of the netman putting away an easy volley b) to gain more time to come to the net. 4. Netman's mission is to put away the return so as not to make the server play the first volley. 5. From the baseline, return to the weaker net player. At the net, hit to the weaker baseline player. 6. Communication signals: server indicates body, wide or down the middle serve. Netman indicates not going to poach, will poach, or will fake a poach. 7. Body serve is the most effective in doubles - cuts off the angles specially the up the alley return on a wide serve. 8. Return 1 in 4 balls to the netman or alley to prevent him from getting into a poaching groove. 9. Against big servers, play the both back position. 10. Use the I formation as needed.