I'm a 3.5 and my partner 2.5 in a Flex 3.5 dbls league. What kind of discussions do you have with your teammate between points, either serving or not? We got smoked the first match...as my partner focused too much on why he was missing shots and not as much on the next point. This time around I made a point to ignore his commentary and change the topic to the next point and as a team we played much better. Do you basically talk about where you are going to serve, and then they come back and tell you how they will react to it? Are you making plans for dinner or talking about a new craft beer you tried? As of right now, when I am serving I am telling him forehand or backhand side. I expect him to tell me if he will poach or not. That's pretty much it. Oh and before I get critiqued about the poaching comment, I mean he comes ALL the way across and gives up his side of the court so after I serve I am basically switching sides with him. I'm sure there's a name for that strategy but I don't know it.