Originally Posted by pushitgood
Say you have a 3.0 and a 4.0 playing together. What formations, strategies or tactics tend to work best? Are there any simple things that the 3.0 can be taught to do in a relatively short amount of time, so that they can be an asset to the team rather than a liability? The 4.0 is fit and has good court coverage, but doesn't have superhuman speed.
You have to dominate your service games by serving big and lights out. and on the return games, you have to play smart and have your partner put everything in play even if it is ALL Lob returns and make opponents play every point hard.
and on your partner's serve, be distruptive and don't worry about getting passed in your alley. You just have to accept few clean passes into your alley. Stretegy is your poach and fake poaches will win more points and help your partner hold than getting passed clean into your alley.
No matter how you look at it, you are going to work 3 times more than your partner. so come ready to work hard on every point and fresh legs. That is why it isn't fair to play with partner that is much weaker than you.