How do you defend against a drop shot return of serve to the deuce side on a clay court in doubles? We played a team where the deuce court receiver had an excellent drop and even when we knew it was coming, the server couldn't get to it. I've been told the server's partner (me) has to be able to recognize and cut off the drop shot. Following the serve is not always feasible given our age. I've also thought about having the server's partner (me!) stand on the middle service line. I've seen that a solid serve makes it harder, but not impossible, to drop. I have a pretty good drop shot and I know it's real easy when the server hits soft, short, and stays back. What say you all? Thanks.