I'm planning to play mens doubles with an older friend in an upcoming tournament. He's about 65, I'm 37. I'm looking for advice on tactics that will minimize his slower mobility and reaction time, but still allow him to use his great touch and shot placement. A bit about us: Me: Totally unexceptional player. Decent all-around. Probably play well at C level in a larger open tournament. Good mobility. Him: Lifelong player. Great sense of strategy and a good coach. Can't move around very well and seems weak when pressed to react fast (smash defense, net play, etc.) Can easily clear full court forehand or backhand, but smash is weak. I think a "slower" game would suit us better, but I'm not sure how to make this happen. Any other insights would be great.