Unless my opponents are deadly with the lob, I find both players at the net is the place to be. My regular doubles partner and I have yet to find players that can consistently hit the ball right through us. Does it happen at times? Yes, but over the course of the match, we almost always beat the big ground games. If they can keep us off the net with consistent deep lobs... we struggle.
As for mixed, I prefer a tall woman. Having a 5'2" woman for a partner is a nightmare. For all intents and purposes, it becomes a singles match for me with the good fortune of covering the alleys too. A top spin groundstroke turns into a topspin lob against short players.
Average over the hill 4.5...
Last edited by lostinamerica; 09-19-2013 at 06:17 AM.