Originally Posted by floridatennisdude
^^^as nice as "trying it out both ways" sounds, it is rarely realistic to get a sampling of any significance. People have lives and schedules don't always allow a dozen practice matches in a month before a season starts.
The most likely trial and error will happen during the matches themselves, when it counts.
If it takes you a dozen matches to find out what works, the season will be over. The way I see it any information is better than none. Even 1-2 practice session together should allow 4.5 level players to get a basic understanding of what is going to work better. This team has a head pro/coach. This type of team is not just a random bunch of gals thrown together. I am sure the head pro is running clinics or practice sessions or why would he be running this team?