I'd gladly partner with you in doubles any day as I do the same. Yet I don't tell my partner to serve down the middle. I let them do what they want but I pray they serve most serves down the middle so I can feast on balls hit back down the middle to me. If my partners serves from 40 yards out west he's effectively just taken me out of the upcoming exchanges as I'm forced to cover the larger hole DTL. When I see the net person standing within 2' of the service line I'm stoked. I think that's a horrible place to stand because I will aim most of my volleys for and hit near their feet fairly easily. Standing near the service line is telling the opponent net person, "If you get a volley feel free to hit anywhere you like, we'll just concede the point."