I was wondering what people expect from a doubles partner at different USTA levels. This assumes you and your partner are the same level. For example: 2.5 - Just have fun. Try to have less than 50% unforced errors. 3.0 - Expect 3-4 double faults per set. Have some offensive shots. Be able to get the ball back about 75% of the time. 3.5 - Be able to get the ball back in rallies 90% of the time. Consistent return of serve, but not an offensive return. 3 double faults per set. Play the "get one more ball back" strategy. 4.0 - Be very consistent with moments of offensive brilliance. Minimal unforced errors. 2 double faults per set. Actively create opportunities for your partner to win the point. 4.5 - Ability to have extended rallies. 0 unforced errors. Strong serve and offensive return of serve. Medium volleys. Knowledge of court positioning and playing as a unit with your partner. Almost no unforced errors. Most points are "won" vs. "given away" 5.0 - Extremely consistent. 0 unforced errors. All shots can be offensive with a few really big weapons - like serve or forehand. Opponents must win the point. Partner never "loses the point." Excellent volleys. If they get a short ball, the point is over every time.