Hi Me and my partner are playing in men double for one year, and we just got ranked. Our opponents are now stronger, and we really need your advices to improve our tactics ! We know attack or defend, but we have trouble when no team has the attack yet. (Sorry for my English, I do my best !) Here is what we are doing : When we receive short serve, we never lift the shuttle. We mostly drive the shuttle flat to a side. Sometime we do a net shot. We do very few pushes, because they often got intercepted. *Is it right to drive every short service, or should we try other shots ? *Should we aim for the rear player body when we drive ? After we receive serve, we nearly always stay in a front and back formation, even if our drive is slightly above net height (20cm/8 inches over net height). *Should we better go back in side by side position ? When we are serving, the opponent tries to do a push to the side or a drive. The rear player blocks the shuttle to the net every time(straight or cross), because this is the shot we know the best. The shot is quite slow, and falls near the net. We do it to force them to lift, but it does not exactly work… The opponents are in front and back formation. They take the shuttle just under net height, so they can’t kill it but they often can drive/push it again, or do a very tight net shot which is very dangerous. So the opponent is driving and driving again to the rearcourt player, while he is blocking and blocking again to the net. And the front court player often wins the dual. We could lift the shuttle, but then they would have the attack. And we cannot really drive because the shuttle is under net height. *What could we do to avoid this situation ? Is it acceptable to lift the shuttle, or are we giving the attack way too easily ? Thanks for your answer !