On occasion, I have had conferences with partners that go like this: Cindy: "I'm going to hit a serve to the T and follow it to net." Partner: "Do you want me to poach?" Typically, I will reply saying yes, by all means, of course, take any ball you want, go for it, if you can reach it take it. In the back of my mind, though, I am not at all sure I understand the question. I mean, isn't the net player always supposed to be looking to poach? Do they think they shouldn't poach if I said I was coming to net? Why are they asking me that question, and what is the best reply? When most people S&V, are they annoyed if their partner poaches?