We've talked about the delicate situation of overruling your partner on line calls. What about overruling partners during points? It seems to come up in two ways. First, there is "Bounce it!" My partner cries bounce it, but I think the ball is going to land in. If I don't take it in the air, I will have no play on it. The way I have been handling this is that I go ahead and play the shot if I am in good position and am 100% sure I will not botch it. If I am not in good position, I let it go and hope like heck my partner was right. I have considered just pulling my racket down in these situations, but I am worried that abiding by an errant "Bounce it!" will result in a lost point and, more importantly, make my partner more hesitant to say "Bounce it!" the next time. Even if we get this worked out, there is the problem of the late "Bounce it!" where the call comes after I've committed to the shot and can't stop myself from hitting it. Second, I have been in situations where my partner calls "Mine!" and I take the ball anyway. One recent situation was when I was at net and my partner was back. Opponent hit a lob over my head. For once in my life, I actually took a few steps back and set up to hit an overhead. My partner said "Mine!" I said, "No, I've got it" and hit the smash. Afterward, we had a mutual apology-fest, where she said she thought the ball was going deeper than it did, and I said that I figured there was no confusion because she could see me preparing to take the shot. And of course there are the situtations where my partner and I are at net in a staggered formation and I am closer to net. She calls "Mine!" from behind me, but I play the shot anyway. Should I pull my racket down in that situation if I am in good position? I have to say it is nice to have these problems. For years, it seemed that I was playing with mute partners who were unable to communicate during points. Now that we've finally begun talking, I guess we have to learn how to do it right.