This is my third thread about doubles, but the topics are distinct enough, I think to warrant the different threads. There has been tons of information on this board about gamesmanship etc. that I can't keep it all straight. Here is what I did in my only USTA doubles match last season (I'm a singles player). Let me know if you think what I did was cheesy or if I should have been doing this all along. My partner was having a tough time getting a good angled return off our opponents serve. Opponents net partner was having great success poaching and hitting a winner behind me. Frustrated, I decided to give her a different look, my intention was to make her miss. The minute I heard my partner make contact I moved forward and more to the center of the court, shoulders angled towards the other net person. She missed her next couple of poach attempts and then quit poaching. I think I was just putting myself in a better position to react to the poach--but I also was hoping the movement would make her miss. Oh, but my shoes didn't squeak!!