I play high school doubles and am going to play #1 Doubles spot again this year. My goal this year is to make it to state and win at least one match there. Anyway, some background info about me and my partner. I am tall, quick, and love moving up to net (sometimes even when I shouldn't be). I have decent returns, but my groundstrokes are not the best. My volleys aren't amazing but they do the job because my positioning at net is always pretty good. My partner is almost the opposite as me. Shorter, heavy, and slow. He is consistent from the baseline. His net game is actually pretty good too, maybe even better than mine, but it doesnt really matter because he isn't at the net nearly as much as I am. With that being said, other than straight up improving his speed, what are some tactics we can use to get him to net effectively? I am fast enough to cover him in the case he gets lobbed, but when I am serve and volleying and I come to net and they lob me, we are usually screwed because my momentum brings me towards the net and he cannot recover. I have thought about using an I-formation when he serves. Lets say he is serving deuce side, he could approach the net off a serve/volley on the ad side, and I could slide over from the ad side to the deuce side. I have seen I-formation done, but usually the server just switches sides (or stays), but stays on the baseline. Is a good strategy for getting him up to the net without our opponents drilling a shot at him every time he attempts to get to net? What other tactics can we employ to get us both in the 2-up formation?