Hello, I've been doing some serious searching with my partner about the best doubles strategy that suits us. We came to a conclusion with incorporating a few of our most-liked strategies posted on this forum. As the forum is very large, forgive us for repeating what someone else has already said and/or for any presumtions that we make. What we devised was: The server takes front covering most of the net shots and smashing or dropping any misshots from our opponents, while the other partner takes back doing clears, smashes and drops Even though we splitted the cour front and back, we will usually stay on our sides to defend for smashes When the bird is in a wierd spot in the centre (difficult to decide who gets) the person in front will get the bird. The partner of the person receiving the serve calls if the bird is out or in However, we are still unsure as to how to defend great drops (person serves, opponent drops to the opposite side from which I served from, I return it and they drop again on the opposite side. We are both in Grade 10 and we both have fairly good arm strength and endurance. I use a Pacific Sports racket 77Ti (very similar to AT 300 but more evenly balanced) and my partner uses an AT 700 (brand new) Our main goals are to have good communications but we are having a tough time devising on an outright plan (wel already call the birds). The plan above was tried out this morning but it seems to work better on paper than the court- just like communism Are any basic foundations of our plan wrong or do we just need some more time to let our bodies get used to this and perfect it?