OK, I haven't dealt with this one in a while, and I wasn't sure how to handle it. When I served to the deuce court, my partner stood about 3/4 back in the service box with one foot on the singles sideline. She said she did this because she lacks confidence in her BH volley and doesn't want to be passed down the line. When I served to the ad court, she stood in the same place (way out wide and too far back). She said she did this because she lacks confidence in her BH volley and feels it is better for me to take those balls. I asked her to move to the middle of box and shift if serve goes wide. No dice. As I stepped up to serve, I had no idea where to serve or what to do. Serving wide meant a big angle to cover on the return. Serving up the middle meant the return was often up the middle (with no partner in position to poach). I was a little nervous about S&V because of the amount of terrain I needed to cover under these circumstances. I found myself playing entire service games with my partner never touching a ball. OK. What is the positioning adjustment for me when a partner positions in this way? In the heat of battle, I didn't have time to consider my options. I guess the variables include serving from a wider position, serving more from the center, serving to the center vs. serving out wide, staying back or coming in. I know when I am returning I love it when someone positions in this way. My favorite return is to try to pierce their earlobe with the return. Their positioning telegraphs that they have no intention of poaching, and whistling the return past their ear means the server has a long way to go to reach the ball, especially if to her BH side.