I think I'm a pretty "accomplished" doubles player and many of the partners that I've had that were higher levels say fttM. I've won a pretty good bit at mixed and men's with a host of different partners at 4.0 and 4.5. I'll go back and check out Larrysummer's comment though because I'm honestly opened to always learning something new. It's not like I've never taken a ball with my backhand through the middle but what I have done is tried to make sure it's a ball I can put away or at the very least put them on defense. I think reaching again just puts you in such bad trouble.
Originally Posted by Off The Wall
As you become more accomplished at doubles, you'll find the same problems as the OP. The solution will be as Larrysummers described.