To all you wonderful intelligent TW members whom i respect greatly. How would you and or do you compensate for older partner who lacks mobility in Doubles match ??? Ok, i play fairly high level doubles, 4.5 level. Even at this level, you sometimes end up with Older gentleman for your partner. I am talking about 55-65 years old. I am not a young gun either but definitely younger than that. I played 2 matches in a row last weekend with this Older guy at pretty high level doubles. He is a new guy on the team. One of the first things he tells me before the match,,,,," I need you to cut off anything and everything in the Middle of the court, especially when i am serving " I sensed trouble right away but i told him ,,,,,,,"OK, i will try my best" :neutral: Now i don't have trouble intercepting balls in the middle but his serve was NOT exactly Big,,,,if you know what i mean. Our opponents were hitting some returns in the middle but HUGE returns LOW. I find this tough to intercept,,,,,Sorry. and when i OVER-compensated, they would rip returns in my alley. and the Gul of this older guy,,,,,"What are you doing ?? cover your Alley.." and i am like "What ???????????? I am trying to help you here":???: How do you guys deal with or cover a Older guy whom Lacks Mobility and you are covering like 60-70% of the doubles court against 2 solid opponents ? Thank you so much for you Input.