I've been playing mixed doubles for a while and I'm the one usually at the net and my partner of course is the guy at the back. Now, we're only playing at rec. clubs/community centres and one thing that I noticed when we play is the amount of smashing my partner does. From what I gather from reading the forums, it's best to have the opponents lift the shot so that your partner can smash. After playing like this for a while, I noticed that... If the opponents are weak, it gets boring because they're not able to return the smashes. If the opponents are about the same level or are stronger, it still gets boring, because a lot of times they just clear the smash to the back allowing my partner to keep on smashing again... I personally think its a horrible strategy to do this point after point as it's tiring, and also its not the best, especially if opponents can easily tell what the strategy is... Any advice anybody? Thanks!