Originally Posted by Power Player
I plan my serve returns as well. I faced a lot of serve and volley players in my day though. I don't find it odd to do this. I have broken serves by returning the ball to the same spot against certain players.
I find with serve and volley players I have to be more flexible with my return. If I plan to go to one spot ahead of time, say deep and cross court, they can move in and take it out of the air. Against serve and volleyers, I have to watch them a little bit and be ready to put the ball at their feet if they try to come in.
In doubles I try to go cross court with almost every return. I think that's pretty common.