My 3.0 men's team is struggling. We have a wide assortment of players. Youngest is 20 years old. Two 65 year olds. Remainder are 40 years old plus or minus a few years. Only a few of us have taken a private lesson or take lessons. A few see our weekly matches as pure recreation. They want to win and play to win, but they do not attend practices, don't take lessons, and don't want to take the time or effort to improve their game. Out of 15 people, we are lucky to have more than eight attend a practice. Half don't want to have the Club Pro conduct a clinic for us. With this situation, I'm struggling (as captain this season) to come up with line ups to win a few courts at matches. Historically, the captains have paired some better players with weaker players on some courts. But, the other dilemma is pairing players that "care" together. Some thoughts I'm considering: Put the two older guys together since they don't cover the court as well as the younger guys. Pair the best players together for courts one and two. Put our rookie "young guy" on court 3 with a veteran. How do I get this team to improve their skills? How can they be motivated to attend practices, clinics, watch an instructional video, etc?