Originally Posted by JavierLW
If you partner is on the same level or in front of you, you're supposed to be able to watch the net player and notice what your partner is doing at the same time. (they are running in front of you after all)
If they are behind you and you are already at the net, then that's outside the bounds of your original question.
She's ahead of me (closer to net) only if I didn't move with her. Which is part of the question.
If she moves forward from the baseline to approach (or hit a ball on which she should approach but might not approach), am I supposed to "stay with her" or get ahead of her? That was the dilemma. Don't even get me started on what I do if she hits and backpedals . . .
Spot's answer makes sense. Which is why the drill is confusing. If the opponents are two back (after all, we were receiving the feed with all four players at baseline), then . . . I guess maybe it's just a crummy drill.
Maybe we need a thread for that: Crummy Drills Pros Should Stop Making Us Do.