Is it best if when a person poaches for that person to continue in that direction across the court and their partner to cut in behind them to cover the other side? I am primarily a singles player, but have been playing more doubles. To me, it makes sense to do the above. Still because I primarily play singles in USTA (one doubles match last season) I don't want to be the one directing or choreographying play on the court. I'm a 4.5 but so are my teammates, who are the doubles "experts". Either way, though, I feel like I should know what they are going to do because I usually serve and volley--but can't really do that if one second they are in the middle and the next.....who knows.