I was talking to a doubles partner today, and the subject turned to lessons and her last match. I asked what she was going to work on in her next lesson. To my surprise, she said her serve. She said it a weakness, that she DFs too much, that she wants to learn a kicker. I managed to keep my opinion to myself. But my opinion, if expressed, would be: "What? Are you kidding me? You're gonna work on your serve? You have a great serve. It ain't gettin' any better. Where you need some work -- the thing that costs us a bucket full of points when we play -- are those volleys. If you can't volley, we can't control the net. And if one partner can't volley a lick, the other can't take the net because the ball will always go to the bad volleyer when both players are up." Then I thought: Well, what about me? What would my doubles partners say is the shot of mine that is the biggest liability? Am I working hard on that shot, and if not, why not? It's a tough question, actually. I mean, I think my volleys are good for my level. Then again, I am not finishing all that many points at net, now am I? I think I will suck it up and spend some serious time this fall taking my volleys up a notch, especially hitting better poaches. So what about you? What shot would your doubles partner tell you to work on? Serve, return, FH, BH, volleys, overheads, transitions, lobs, drop shots, something else?